As Camille Paglia said – Palin is a natural.
Which is one reason why -for some- she must be destroyed.
A politician who has the ability to laugh at himself, and to convey a sense of being completely comfortable in his own skin, is a politician who brings with him the intangible, unmeasurable gift of touching people where they live, in their gut. And that makes people feel safe, and reassured. As we saw in the last election, marketing and PR can certainly persuade. But if people have a choice between slick-but-cool enigma, or a something warm and safe, they’ll take warm and safe, every time.
That’s the other reason Palin must be destroyed.
William Shatner, by the way, was brilliant, too.