Make no mistake: The MOST intimidating factor about Sarah Palin (for the women on the left who swear she's an insignificant buffoon, yet at the same time can't stop talking about her) is her appearance, likeability, and working mom persona. In the question and answer section of this week's Parade magazine, someone writes in with the following question: "Why has Dennis Miller changed from hip, cool, and funny to being politically conservative?"
This is extremely telling. The idea that a conservative can be all these things -- hip, cool, and funny -- is completely lost on the American left. The former image of conservatives as stodgy, uptight, inflexible, and judgmental has officially ended with the introduction of Sarah Palin. What Palin proves is that Yes, you can be highly principled and stand for what is right -- and still be completely likeable.
What a fascinating concept.
Dated: 4:00 AM