Palin’s nomination has kept me grinning ever since I heard of it. It’s especially fun to see Democratic spokespeople on cable news trying to spin this one. Their best shot—her lack of national experience—is true. But it has the drawback of calling to attention the fact that Obama has even less experience in a number of important areas. And, when I last looked, he’s running for President.
Palin’s nomination also put me in mind of one of my favorite TV shows of all time, “Northern Exposure.” It even features a precedent for female politician as sex symbol. I bring you the following video, from the episode in which Alaskan bush pilot Maggie has just successfully run for office as Mayor of the small town of Cicely: