Yes, she actually did go rogue, and even more so than previously thought.
The William Ayers thing is telling and suggests that she definitely has killer political instincts. Nothing wrong with that, but it definitely reinforces the image of Palin as the “mean girl.”
However, the news that she was unwilling to share the stage with anybody who didn’t share her social views is troubling and doesn’t bode well for her future political aspirations. I think it’s pretty clear that the Republican party will have to become more inclusive, and if she doesn’t realize that she’s doomed.
All in all, Palin was just a horrible VP pick. Yeah, McCain got a bump, but he completely undermined his campaign’s message and in the process called into question his credibility as a leader.