…tries to make a sow’s ear out of a silk purse, and fails abysmally.
The Times, the WaPo, and many others opposed to Palin so believed their own fantasies about Palin that they were sure that the emails would validate them. Well, surprise, surprise.
The “revelations” in the Palin emails remind me of that old SNL skit about Reagan—you know, the one where he acts like an amiable dunce in public, but in private he’s really sharp as a tack? One difference is that, in the skit, Reagan is portrayed in the latter mode as an evil genius, and the Palin emails are pretty much devoid of evil; it’s a stretch to find even questionable behavior there. But the skit is still pretty funny:
[NOTE: Here's an example of a Palin email that is quite impressive. It also might give pause to Trig-truther Andrew Sulllivan---or at least it would, if he retained any capacity for fair and logical thought.]