Monday, September 12, 2011

Stop Presses! Sarah Palin Makes Sense!

I have long thought that I would never have anything nice to say about Sarah Palin until she announced that she was sparing the nation the agony of her running for president. But I was wrong, because the former half-term governor gave a speech in Iowa the other day on the parlous state of Washington that, the usual invective aside, made great sense. And which the "lamestream media," as she calls it, dutifully ignored.

I would not have had a clue about the speech -- the centerpiece of which was her dead-on view that the U.S. is now governed by a "permanent political class" drawn from both parties that is increasingly cut off from the concerns of regular people -- had sometime New York Times columnist Anand Giridharadas not rescued it from the dustbin.

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