For those who think a Sarah Palin ascent to the presidency under McCain is unlikely, I draw your attention to this article on CNBC. Here are events that have the same odds as the chance that Palin will need to assume the office in McCain’s first term:
Kobe Bryant hitting two consecutive three-point attempts. On your next try, pulling a red M&M out of the bag. A rainy day in El Paso or San Diego. That you will be delayed on two consecutive flights into Newark Airport. Escaping jail in Monopoly by rolling a double. That your birthday falls on a Wednesday. That a hurricane hits Louisiana in any given year.
Those are the odds – about 1 in 6 – that McCain will die in his first term.