While I was writing this Harry's Place posted again, suggesting that Palin may have run Buchanan's campaign in Alaska - at least, I assume that is what "state director" means.
Whatever the truth of this, her selection has delighted Richard Viguerie, an American "Conservative" (he views the Republican establishment as halfway to being socialists) who e-mails me his regular media releases for some reason:
Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting will give you a taste of Buchanan's views.
“Congratulations to John McCain for hearing and responding to conservatives. Conservatives, the base of the party, have been listless. But, now, nearly all will work enthusiastically for the McCain-Palin ticket. In fact, this is the most enthusiastic conservatives have been since the era for Ronald Reagan.”
He concluded: “This is a grand-slam home run. Conservatives’ feet haven’t touched the ground since this announcement.”