I can’t help liking Sarah Palin at the same time I’m appalled at the prospect of her being one-heart-beat-away from the Presidency.

This is a charitable post from someone who is rooting for her. He says in part:

“If Palin’s smart – if she’s the politician I hope she is, rather than an Alaskan Goodling with snazzy glasses – she’ll push back against this tendency, and try to use the next two months as an opportunity to define herself substantively as something more than a careful memorizer of the briefing books she’s handed.”

I for one am not that confident that she is as good as Ross Douthat hopes and the more I see of the McCain ads the less straight I hear in his talk. If Palin remains simply a “me too” then she’s worse than Dan Quayle.

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