Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Praised With Faint Damns

With friends like these?
Andrew Stuttatford at NRO leaves the teary eyed, bosom heaving, rage to Paglia but takes up the cross with a sorrowful sigh:

I have yet to come to any sort of final conclusion about Gov. Palin. The very real revulsion I feel at the way she has been treated by some in politics and the media (on both sides of the aisle, alas) is not in itself a reason to be for her, and there were aspects of her performance as vice presidential candidate that were indeed deeply unimpressive. At the same time, there is undoubtedly something there. Paglia's advice is good. Palin should avoid the Senate, a dreary place at the best of times, and concentrate on proving her detractors wrong (if she can) by governing well in Alaska, preparing herself properly for the wider stage and, sure, hitting the circuit for rubber chicken and the cheers of the faithful.