Low Hanging Fruit
By: Mark W Adams

Jill Miller Zimon at Writes Like She Talks agrees with Norm Orenstein:

She had me at hello Charley– had me scared to death. Not a single doubt that she is ready to be president– everyone, no matter how experienced, should have doubts about the ability to take that job. A combination of utter inexperience and utter arrogance is about the worst possible combination I can imagine.

Uh . . . Norm, I take it you haven't been thrilled with PrezNitWit "Dead or Alive" assessing our Russia policy by a good look into Putin's eyes.

I'll go with Lincoln Chafee's shorter take: "cocky wacko."

Did anyone really expect the hockey mom to surprise us with a sophisticated understanding of the nuances of foreign policy?  Of course not. I don't think that comparisons to experts in the field of government are a fair way to assess Palin's character and readiness to lead.

To that end, an overview of Palin's peers reaction to her ascendancy to the covers of every magazine at the checkout line is in order.  And no, I'm not going to sink so low as to compare Palin to Britany Spears or Paris Hilton.  That would be exceedingly unfair since being international celebrities, Paris and Britany have traveled the world and had passports full of visa stamps when Palin was still perfecting her runway strut for the Miss Alaska Pageant.

Or Not . . .

Lindsay Lohan: Palin 'Distracting from the Real Issues'.  Amazingly, this Hollywood brat put's it better than some seasoned politicians.  A quote from her MySpace page:
. . . i would much prefer to hear more about what she can do for our country rather than how her daughter is going to have a child no matter what.
So much for the drunken bimbo vote, but well put anyway.  Much better than Carol Fowler, Chair of the South Carolina Democratic party who expressed the same sentiment a bit less delicately:  Sen. John McCain chose a running mate "whose primary qualification seems to be that she hasn't had an abortion."

Word choice matters.