Posted: Sep 12, 2008 2:04 pm
Joe Klein is one of the better mainstream columnists, but his perception of America is not any more accurate than Sara Pallin's. He is a product of the NE and Beltway, and that skews his image of America. The primary appeal of Pallin is that she is conservative ticket ballast AND that she is a woman. The Annie Oakley shit is secondary.
From a strategic standpoint, it might have been a good choice, but she has a growing family with visible problems, a retarded child, and limited executive experience. She's not any more experienced than the "community organizer". Even a loudmouthed plagiarist like Biden was a better pick, and that is not saying much.