Palin's internet profile borders on the ridiculous

In these times of economic hardship, Downtime knows there is a responsibility for comic IT columns to resist bipartisanship.

However, it is becoming difficult to maintain this stance as the American election 2008 – or Election 2.0 – hoists Sarah Palin into the limelight.

YouTube has been a feature of this election from the get-go, with Obama girl boosting Obama’s credentials, but the McCain campaign must be wishing the internet could be turned off.

A litany of choice Palin clips are circulating cyberspace. The strangest is probably a video of Palin attending a service at her Pentecostal church with the preacher calling for witches and Palin’s enemies to be defeated.

But perhaps most worrying for the McCain team is a clip of Palin explaining her unique Alaskan foreign policy qualifications. “As Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where do they go? It’s Alaska. It’s just right over the border.”