POSTED RESPONSE TO A COLUMN IN THE NEW YORK TIMES
The problem certainly is not the crib notes on Sarah Palin’s palm, although it makes a funny anecdote after her blubbering about teleprompters.
The problem is that Sarah Palin has absolutely nothing to say, with or without notes.
Almost every word that comes from her mouth is completely predictable. And all of it is as vacuous as the applause soundtrack from a 1950s television sitcom.
Organizations might just as well buy a DVD of her past appearances and play random selections.
Imagine giving this hare-brain a hundred thousand dollars to come and say nothing?
Ah, that's America, land of opportunity.
And, of course, when dear Sarah bounces around and waves her hands like a Baptist preacher at a tent meeting, she sees nothing from the podium but real folks in the audience, not beltway insiders.
This, as she works tirelessly to become one of those very beltway insiders.
What a truly tiresome theme, a re-tread of Newt Gingrich and Lamar Alexander and Phil Gramm plus countless other past opportunists devoid of content.
How is it that America has an endless appetite for such regurgitated tripe?