I figured it out…

why I (and so many others) like the idea of Sarah Palin as vice-president so much, despite the fact that she is not at all the most qualified candidate for the job. 

It’s because she is so completely baffling to the people who consider themselves so far above and beyond what the rest of us see as most important in life.

[Recent New York Times comment about that little scene, that most folks found so lovely, of little Piper Palin giving the spit-shine to her baby brother’s hair: “In the press galleries at the convention, journalists wrinkled their noses in disgust when Piper, Ms. Palin’s youngest daughter, was filmed kitty-licking her baby brother’s hair into place. But to many Americans — including some I talked to in the convention hall — that looked like family church on Sunday, evidence of good breeding and sibling regard.”  Read over that sentence a few times and consider what it says about the folks “in the press galleries.”]

They can’t figure her out, which is another way of saying, they can’t figure us out.


In fact, she drives them absolutely bonkers.  [I’ve revised my previously less polite terminology here.]


And I like that.


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