This is follow-up post based on the comments received in response to our July 8 roasting of the soon-to-be-former Alaska governor, as well as, generally, the conservative blogosphere's willingness to follow Gov. Palin over a cliff.
As usual, many of the angrier comments on this site -- and many recent ones are no exception -- don't meet us on the higher intellectual plane we desire, and instead resort to name-calling and avoiding the actual substance of our points.
I challenge anyone to watch the Couric interview on YouTube. It's embarrassing. It's some of the most uncomfortable television I've ever seen. If, after watching Palin stammer through a response to what should have been a softball question, anyone still thinks this woman is intellectually fit to hold the office she sought, you're out of your mind.
Yes, I'm sure Couric was rooting for Palin to fail and look dumb. So what? She asked a completely legitimate question, designed to test the interviewee's knowledge, and the interviewee failed completely. I don't understand how anyone can watch the Couric interview and say with a straight face that Palin's performance was the press' fault.
Get used to it. The liberal bias of the elite media is a fact of life if you're a Republican with national political aspirations. From Goldwater to Nixon to Reagan to Bush and to McCain, it's wrong, but that's simply how it is.
Additionally, for a discussion of the Bush Doctrine post-9/11, I invite readers to click here, here or here.
"Fanaticism" is defined as an extreme, uncritical enthusiasm or zeal. Winston Churchill once said that a fanatic is someone who refuses to change his mind, but won't change the subject. So it goes with Palin's millions of admirers. In this way, such Republicans engage in the exact same behavior as starry-eyed Obamatrons, who tout the president's "change" and "hope" no matter how decidedly partisan and hypocritical their hero might be.
For whatever reason, no matter what comes out of Sarah Palin's mouth, nor how ignorant she proves herself to be, those legions of far-right devotees will remain behind her.