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Precisely Right: Douthat on Sarah Palin

September 3rd, 2008 | 1 min read

By Matthew Lee Anderson

I’ve been wondering what to say about this whole Sarah Palin hubub.  Ross Douthat’s (humorous) take suffices:

Judging by my email, a number of readers seem to be under the impression that what we’ve been witnessing in the media and online over the past couple days is a very serious, nuanced and thoughtful exploration of Sarah Palin’s record in Alaska politics, a comparison of that record to the record of her Democratic opponents, and a sober discussion of whether she has sufficient experience to step in and run the country should John McCain, God forbid, die in office. If that’s what you seriously, seriously think has been going on lately, then you should probably look elsewhere for analysis of the media’s Palin coverage, because you and I are living on very different planets.