A shocking announcement
I’m getting tired of Sarah Palin.
I realized it this evening watching a profile of her on Fox News.
In many of the clips and interviews of her as governor, she came across as a silly woman with a hick accent. But then I remembered how formidable and impressive she has seemed at other times, contradicting the impression of silliness. And then I realized how we’ve been bending ourselves out of shape for the last ten days trying to figure out just who and what this multi-faceted woman is. And I just felt sick of it all. The point is, such an unknown person, a person with zero record on national political issues, should not, no matter how interesting, intriguing and exciting she may be, have been nominated for vice president of the United States. We should not have been subjected to this experience. America is a great republic, not a quiz show.
However, there is still much to be said about both Palin and the Palin Event, so it’s not quite time to drop the subject. Many comments have come in, including long and substantive ones, that are yet to be posted. Just tonight a Wasilla resident who has known Todd and Sarah Palin since high school wrote to me, and I’ll be posting her e-mail soon.