Larison, after once again going through Palin’s gaffes from last night and her atrocious record as Mayor and Governor that for whatever reason has right-wingers all giddy, tells it like it is:
I rehash all of this not to dwell on Palin’s problems, which are increasingly irrelevant as McCain heads towards defeat, but to implore conservatives to stop ignoring reality just because they happen to like a candidate’s personality and biography. Besides being bad for the quality of conservative thought, it embraces the caricature that conservatives are indifferent to knowledge and have no use for expertise, which has become an all too legitimate critique of how conservatives have responded to the misrule of the Bush administration. That was not always the case, but if conservatives insist on making elaborate arguments that understanding and knowledge are not significant criteria when choosing our top elected officials they will lose whatever credibility they may still have. More than that, they will be crippled by their embrace of cheerful ignorance when it comes time to oppose the policies of the Democratic administration that is surely about to be elected.
Good luck with that- they are busy making their own reality. Although I will say this, as I watched CNN last night during the debate, they had that annoying meter thing going, but every time Palin tried that folksy nonsense she was just hammered with a huge downward spike. I am beginning to think people are seeing through the nonsense.