Thursday, October 09, 2008
This more or less confirms my own intuitions about the implausibility of John McCain. Of course, Sarah Palin doubly confirms them. Shock at the Palin spectacle is not, as some have suggested, about either misogyny nor class. It is simply shock. I'm all for a bit of folksy wisdom, but not when mouthed by a puppet of simpering aspect, low cunning and zero intellect. Obama has turned out to be more of a machine politician than one would like, but not voting for him would now be an absurdity.
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 6:39 am