For better or for worse, Palin is who she is. As is often the case, her awesome charisma comes burdened with breath-taking arrogance and a whole lot of crazy--which, as Bill Clinton so graphically demonstrated, cannot easily be weeded out. When dealing with such fundamentals, the contention that Palin can become president if only she will be x instead of y winds up less an exercise in showing how the ex-governor can succeed than in exposing Dowd's real belief that she cannot.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
No New Palin
Former Bush adviser Matthew Dowd has outlined how Sarah Palin could still reinvent herself (as I had). Only one problem with such imaginings, Michelle Cottle writes: