J.P.: Sounds like Miss Teen USA from South Carolina and “the Iraq” fame? Whose payroll are you on? Eva Longoria’s? Susan Sarandon’s? More seriously, it would be swell if Palin could sit down with journalists for some ribbing and getting to know one another — but that would require a certain amount of good will on the part of the journalists, which at this point I don’t see materializing. However out of her league she seemed in the sitdown with Charlie Gibson, what came across more than anything else is that Gibson was snooty and condescending, using fancy words solely to suggest to viewers that she has no idea what they mean. (Do you think Biden ever tosses around words like “hubris” and “existential” — when he’s not out with Charlie Rose, of course?)
In any case, given her relatively brief experience in high office, it’s understandable that it’ll be a while before she’s up to speed on Washington/national/international matters, but there’s nothing in her other than lack of experience that she lacks the talent and energy to acquire the requisite knowledge. Whether that will require “tutoring,” or whatever else you can call it — briefing, instruction, cramming — why should we be surprised? She wasn’t running for vice president, but suddenly was asked to serve. So upward and onward. What brought her this far will take her a lot farther.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?