I remember during the campaign suffering through another dry, frustrating Chuck Todd interview, when Wall Street Journal columnist and former Reagan speechwriter, Peggy Noonan was caught on tape talking sideways about John McCain's choice of Sarah Palin as his Vice Presidential running mate. How did she put it? Ahh yes, I believe she said - "It's over" . Peggy has even more to say now...
"In television interviews she was out of her depth in a shallow pool. She was limited in her ability to explain and defend her positions, and sometimes in knowing them. She couldn't say what she read because she didn't read anything. She was utterly unconcerned by all this and seemed in fact rather proud of it: It was evidence of her authenticity. She experienced criticism as both partisan and cruel because she could see no truth in any of it. She wasn't thoughtful enough to know she wasn't thoughtful enough. Her presentation up to the end has been scattered, illogical, manipulative and self-referential to the point of self-reverence. "I'm not wired that way," "I'm not a quitter," "I'm standing up for our values." I'm, I'm, I'm.
In another age it might not have been terrible, but here and now it was actually rather horrifying."