Another op-ed on the NYT attacking potential VP Palin with lots of truths:

“With Ms. Palin, it’s not about agreeing or disagreeing. She doesn’t appear to understand some of the most important issues. […] Her problem (and now ours) is that she is not well versed on the critical matters confronting the country at one of the most crucial turning points in its history.”

All true. A criticism that will find welcome place on both coasts and among any group of college-educated, civic-minded voter. But is this kind of attack going to win votes for Obama in Missouri, Ohio or any other swing state? Or is it going to push the buttons of the white working class that identified with her, and is seeing once again a condescending look of despise thrown on “one of them”? I wonder if the Democrat campaign should ask the New York Times to just be quiet.

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Matt Damon also did his part to energize the Republican base:

“It’s like a really bad Disney movie. You know? The hockey mom, ‘Oh I’m just a hockey mom from Alaska,’ and she’s the President, and it’s like she’s facing down Vladimir Putin and using the folksy stuff she learned at the hockey rink. It’s absurd, it’s totally absurd, and I don’t understand why more people aren’t talking about how absurd it is.”

Another patronizing moment of a liberal, and a Hollywood star to top it off. That will work miracles in Virginia.

Palin never said “dinosaurs were here 4000 years ago” in public. But according to Alaskan minister Rev. Howard Bess, quoting activist Phillip Munger who had a conversation on the street with her, she did admit, in the creationist context, having seen a picture of dinosaur fossils with human prints.

If it’s true (X quoting Y that heard that Z had once talked to W…), she was probably referring to the Taylor Trail.