POSTED RESPONSE TO A COLUMN IN TORONTO'S GLOBE AND MAIL
A truly frightening prospect.
She would be a repeat of George Bush, perhaps worse, possessing even a lower-intelligence brain and a far bigger mouth.
Palin couldn't even manage to finish her term in one of the least demanding executive jobs in America, governor of Alaska, a place with the total population of a middle-sized town.
But Americans have become such suckers for publicity and advertising and cheap (ghost-written) slogans, being inundated with these things, a good number of them believe this mediocrity is qualified for one of the world's biggest jobs?
Her stunning ignorance on almost any subject that matters was on display for all to see during that farce of a campaign with John McCain.
Her intelligence and application are documented in her academic career: she took six years at five different institutions to get a BA in the soft and easy subject of communications. The last institution likely granted it partly as an act of mercy.
Her petty tyrant temperament also have been put on display numerous times. There was her abuse of authority in Alaska trying to get a police official fired whom she happened not to like. Then there was her pressuring a young man to marry her pathetic daughter, dragging him around like a trophy on display.
There is a whole list of her public statements which would be embarrassing to any thoughtful person.
Since leaving her job in mid-stream, she has done nothing but appear for high fees, mouthing the inanities of a front organization like the Tea Party. She is just one more shabby opportunist serving the interests of powers she does not even understand.