She exemplifies a government “of the people, by the people, for the people.” Time and again, Palin’s elitist detractors — even those who are on the right side of the aisle — question whether or not she has enough experience to run for the highest office in the land, while ignoring the fact that she does actually have executive experience. Some also rant about her “mangling” of the English language (while ignoring Obama’s flubs like pronouncing corpsman “corpse-man”). Frankly, I’d much rather have someone in charge whose diction is imperfect but whose message is clear than someone who pronounces all (or most of) the words correctly but won’t say exactly what he means.
We also hear much about how Palin got her degree from a state school instead of a more “elite” institution — and was an average student who was “forgotten” by her professors. Many Americans have attended state universities (yours truly included) and haven’t had our intelligence questioned as a result. And why is it the kiss of death that her professors didn’t remember her? I’ll bet most of my former instructors would be hard put to remember me, considering the thousands of students they taught over the course of their careers. And Obama wasn’t exactly the most remembered student during his two years at Columbia.