Democrats have reacted with fear and panic to the selection of Sarah Palin as John McCain’s running mate, and given her performance today in Fairfax, Virginia, it’s easy to see why. Brian Faughnan caught this riposte from Palin on Barack Obama’s weird attack on her opposition to the Bridge to Nowhere — which he supported.  She skewers him as a poseur on reform and underscores his lack of experience for the job he seeks:

Just the other day, our opponent brought up earmarks, and frankly I was surprised that he did, considering his record on earmarks. I didn’t think he’d want to go there. In just three years, our opponent has requested nearly a billion dollars in earmarks, and that’s about a million dollars every working day.

We reformed the abuses of earmarks in our state, and it was while our opponent was requesting a billion dollars in earmarks as a Senatorial privilege. What I was doing was vetoing half a billion dollars as an executive responsibility.

That will leave a big mark.  Obama walked into this trap all on his own, and Palin merely pulled the lever.