So the great Palin saga continues in America, though overshadowed by a mere complete collapse of the US financial system. Now, in discussions here and in other places, Palinites have defended her tooth and nail. They have argued that the liberals just can’t admit that someone who didn’t go to an Ivy League school and opposes abortion even in the case of rape could posses a shred of intellect. In their partisan furor, however, they seem to overlook the fact that we as Americans have nothing to judge Palin’s intellect, political savvy, potential capacity as a commander-in-chief, or economic acumen on other than the constantly repackaged stump speech that she gave at the RNC Convention. Her one interview drew mixed reviews, so her handlers quickly placed her back in the cellophane wrapper–safe from those deference challenged liberals and all their pesky questions about irrelevant things, like her stand on the major political issues of the day.
So to the Palinites, I say be bold! Don’t let that old curmudgeon, John McCain, sequester Sarah Palin behind phony Sean Hannity interviews. Prove her detractors wrong. Do away with the infomercial-as-interviews and let her answer a question and prove her political chops. Do that, and if she’s half of what the right claims she is, I will be the first to stand up and say she’s qualified to be president of the United States. But if you let the McCain campaign continue to treat her like the red-headed stepchild hidden in the attic, then I will brook no more whining about how the MSM doesn’t show her proper deference.