How is that a bad thing?
Sarah and her family are actual working Americans. Unlike President Obama who was marinated in airheaded academia or George W. Bush who grew up in wealth and prestige, the Palins are just like us. Again, why is that a bad thing? Where have the vapid intellectuals and the inside-the-Beltway folks led us? What indication is there that they know anything at all? I would be far more confident in our future with a fishing company owner in the White House than a community organizer.
Can you live without food? No. Sarah Palin and her family were doing something useful. Can you live without a community organizer? Yes. Barack Obama was a parasite. But somehow we're supposed to think that she was the one who was unqualified and he was the type we wanted?
Is there some level of management above which experience in the real world doesn't count any more? Why do we want a shrewd businessman running the company we work for, but a useless dork like Joe Biden as our senator? Would you want Joe Biden running your local Home Depot? He's government leadership quality material and Sarah Palin isn't?
Please. We need more Sarah Palins and less professional politicians.
Update: Over at sisu, there's a great piece on Governor Palin.
Meanwhile, stuck in their anti-Palin Pauline-Kael bubbles, national political reporters continue to miss the point.Update 2: Victor Davis Hanson knocks it out of the park.
I saw more stupid people in graduate school and three decades in academia than I ever did who ran 100 acres without going broke — and more of the latter whom I’d trust not to bankrupt the country and let down our defenses than of the former.