In a word...no.
Yes, Palin is certainly the best possible candidate McCain could have chosen to try and win back the conservative base that has been sorely disappointed in McCain winning the nomination.
Yes, she does appear to have some real credentials in terms of libertarian, small-government philosophy.
Yes, she is a staunch 2nd amendment supporter, and she is staunchly pro-life.
All things for which I approve of.
But that doesn't mean I'm gonna vote for the McCain/Palin ticket, because if there's one thing we can be certain of, it's this: no matter how conservative or libertarian Palin is in philosophy and governance style, she will STILL be forced to toe the McCain party line should they win the election...which would of course maintain the status quo of expanding of the Federal Government's size, scope and power.
Finally, whether this was a blatant pander to disenchanted Hillary supporters, or not, the following quote gives us insight into this ladies ideology when it comes to gender politics:
"It was rightly noted in Denver this week that Hillary left 18 million cracks in the highest, hardest glass ceiling in America. But it turns out the women of America aren't finished yet, and we can shatter that glass ceiling once and for all!"
That line sounds like a feminist in conservative/libertarian clothing to me.
"None of the Above" still sounds like the best ticket in 2008 to me.