I've scrabbled around on Wiki for this, but can't find an answer to a pub discussion. OK, so assume that McCain wins with Palin as his VP. In between his victory and inauguration he pegs it. What next ?. President Pit-Bull inaugurated ?. Could she appoint her own VP candidate ? Could she then step down in favour of that VP ?. Had he no VP in mind, what next ?. Here I expect on the expiry of Dubya's 2nd term the Leader of Senate would be appointed, which would mean a Republican just won but a Democrat got appointed. Isn't beer wonderful ?.