But it isn’t merely that Frum thinks Palin did not come off as presidential– she came off even less presidential than she has in the past. “She’s mad– that showed. She’s madder than she is sad. She’s very wounded by what has been done to her,” he explained, a sentiment he found inappropriate in comparison to the gravity of the event she was discussing.
As for her presidential ambitions, Frum concluded with an apt metaphor for an Alaskan politician: “She’s like a big melting iceberg in warm water, and I think a big chunk of ice just slipped off the side.”