Nov 21st, 2010
Although I detest Mona Charen's political philosophies, I read her work often. Her arch notions of international relations and domestic governmental responsibilities are so outdated as to be destructive.
And yet, it does not pay to ignore those with whom we disagree. To do so would be to risk missing gems like this one. She has added her name to the growing list of serious conservatives who are utterly appalled at the prospect of a Palin ticket in 2012:
"After the 2008 campaign revealed her weaknesses on substance, Palin was advised by those who admire her natural gifts to bone up on policy and devote herself to governing Alaska successfully. Instead, she quit her job as governor after two and a half years, published a book (another is due next week), and seemed to chase money and empty celebrity. Now, rather than being able to highlight the accomplishments of Sarah Palin's Alaska, we get "Sarah Palin's Alaska," another cheesy entrant in the reality show genre. She'd so much rather be out dog sledding than in some "dull political office," she tells the audience. File that."