Some Quick Thoughts on Sarah Palin

As Brad DeLong puts it, “Will No One Rid Me of This Meddlesome State Trooper?”

Those bangs and that grin have a strong Jeanine Pirro vibe.

Dan Quayle or James Stockdale?

An Alaskan Republican politican who hasn’t yet been indicted? I didn’t know there were any.

The Census estimates that there are 305 million Americans, which means there are 304,999,999 people more qualified to be President than Sarah Palin.

All of a sudden, I’m optimistic.

Indeed, her lack of experience as a community organizer is terribly troubling. If only she had spent the last two years campaigning for president while nominally holding a seat in the Senate…

You scoff, but Obama’s management of his campaign gives a pretty good indication that he can run a large, fast-paced, political organization awfully well. (I’d note that none of the other campaigns this season have even come close to being as well organized). That he could combine that with his Senatorial duties is actually pretty confidence-inspiring …

One might also note that while campaigning for president, Obama put himself before the American people in virtually every state and territory, winning the votes of something more than 18 million people. At the same time that Obama was demonstrating his mastery of the intricacies of foreign and domestic policy, Sarah Palin was making comments such as these: “I’ve been so focused on state government, I haven’t really focused much on the war in Iraq,” and “As for that VP talk all the time, I’ll tell you, I still can’t answer that question until somebody answers for me what is it exactly that the VP does every day?”