And why would anybody in their right mind sign up to pity Palin party and actually hand her the second most power position in the USA. Well, Sam Harris of Newsweek (29.09.2008) has one answer to that question.
The problem, as far as our political process is concerned, is that half the electorate revels in Palin’s lack of intellectual qualifications. When it comes to politics, there is a mad love of mediocrity in this country. “They think they’re better than you!” is the refrain that (highly competent and cynical) Republican strategists have set loose among the crowd, and the crowd has grown drunk on it once again
You rather hope that Harris and his like are simply thinking the unthinkable. But, deep down inside, you know that they are not.