Tom Friedman is entirely right about Sarah Palin. She is not of presidential timber. She is one scary prospect. As he says, "we may be at that moment just before the tsunami hits — when the birds take flight and the insects stop chirping because their acute senses can feel what is coming before humans can. At this moment, only good governance can save us." As he says, "And please don’t tell me she will hire smart advisers. What happens when her two smartest advisers disagree?" As he says, "And please also don’t tell me she is an “energy expert.” She is an energy expert exactly the same way the king of Saudi Arabia is an energy expert — by accident of residence."
Good arguments. A Palin Administration is to be rejected, at all costs.
But... wait a sec. Who else in this play is "a total novice"? Who else will, we're reassured, "hire smart advisers"? Who else has no track record of "good governance"... or any governance? Who is a healthcare expert in the same way that, say, Jim Cooper is a healthcare expert -- by accident of party affiliation?
Well, it's academic, now -- right? No point in avoiding a Precious Administration at all costs... 'cause it's in the books. Don't worry, be hopey. Or, in the immortal words of Emily Litella, "Never mind."