Palin’s meanest critics are the conservative elite

Those same conservatives don’t seem bothered by her extremism when it’s directed toward President Obama and the Democrats.

Their opposition to Palin smacks of something else. Call it what it is: elitism.

Palin, on the cusp of a possible presidential run, now finds herself facing a solid wall of conservatives who believe that, by virtue of their intellect, experience and such distinctive attributes as cultural tastes and social standing, they are her superiors.

They refuse to take her seriously and believe she shouldn’t take herself seriously, either.

That opposition, by the way, is insulting, not only to Palin but to her supporters as well.