If I needed to go to hospital for an important surgery I would want the most elite, and the most qualified surgeon to operate on me. If I had a problem with one of the tyres on my car, had I opted for someone that was more in touch with the common man instead of someone actually qualified I would not have done the right thing as I swerved off the edge of a cliff grinning stupidly knowing I'd 'stuck it to the man' I would be an idiot, and a soon to be very injured or dead idiot. When it comes to the most important job of all, that of running the country where literally millions of lives are depending on well informed, intelligent decisions and the people in charge have their hands on the nuclear codes I similarly want the best people for the job.
|Andrew Sullivan: Not blinded by partisanship.|
Sarah Palin's so called grass-roots appeal will count for nothing when the American economy is tanking and she doesn't know what to do with it, or when she blows Ohio off the face of the map when she accidentally sets of a nuke while looking for her lipstick. As an outsider it is hard to get a grip on how many supporters of the GOP would seriously consider voting for this woman, but I seriously hope that more Republican and Conservative voices like David Frum and Andrew Sullivan will come out and put this woman to the real test that she needs before it is too late.