Saturday, September 13, 2008
"Charlie, I'd have to say ... World Peace."
Am I the only person who, watching our potential Vice-President answering questions from a talk-show host, was reminded of nothing so much as the Miss America personal interview round? But as I think back on it now, I realize the comparison breaks down under stress. After all, these are women who travel the world as ambassadors of good will; Palin has never left North America. They offer encouragement, praise, and a sincere smile; Palin tosses glib insults and condescending sarcasm with a sneer. Miss Congeniality pleads for world peace; Palin suggests war with Russia. Calling Sarah Palin a "beauty pageant candidate" is an insult to beauty pageants.