15 May '11, 3am

I Was Wrong About Sarah Palin

I Was Wrong About Sarah Palin

The Palin moratorium's been lifted, yes? With a new article by Joshua Green in the Atlantic and putting on my Iowa caucus-goer hat, it seems like a good time to admit the wrongness of my post-2008 assessment of Sarah Palin's future prospects in national politics. As I say, this isn't a question of whether I ever found Palin's message appealing or even palatable. The caucus process gives Iowans an up-close look at presidential candidates, an early glimpse of their campaigns, and a confidence (sometimes misplaced) in our intuition about which stars will rise and which flame out. Green's article looks at how Palin shook up Alaska politics and cunningly thwarted Big Oil's dominance of fiscal policy -- a record that makes him muse about the reformist, pragmatic, bipartisan Sarah Palin that might've been. For my part, I made a wrong guess about what lessons an ambitious newcomer...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/politics/blog/i-was-wrong-abo...

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