Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Is Sarah Palin stupid? No, says former Ms. Magazine editor

I promise not to ever do this again, but here is a former editor in chief of Ms. Magazine, writing in the Daily Beast, on Palin's critics:
It's difficult not to froth when one reads, as I did again and again
this week, doubts about Sarah Palin's “intelligence,” coming especially
from women such as PBS's Bonnie Erbe, who, as near as I recall, has not
herself heretofore been burdened with the Susan Sontag of Journalism
That's one of those comments you always imagine someone blowing the smoke from the end of her pen after she finishes writing it.  Elaine Lafferty makes some very interesting observations about Palin after spending some time with her.  "What is often called her 'confidence,'" says Lafferty, "is actually a rarity in national politics: I saw a woman who knows exactly who she is."

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