I'm consistently amazed by the visceral hatred of people all over the political spectrum for Sarah Palin. The latest diatribe to catch my eye is this hysterical offering from The Keepers of the One True Libertarianism.
I'm not going to get into a bitch fight about that post in particular, but it is symptomatic of the kind of mindless rage that seems to grip people whenever they talk about Palin. The Appalling Strangeness also has regular goes at her.
And I have to say: I really wonder why?
I frequently read that she's stupid. Compared to what? The towering intellect of Gordon Brown? The legendary insight of Nick Clegg?
And she's warlike. Compared to ... the peace loving Tony Blair? Bill Clinton, who actually started more wars than George Bush?
She has crazy ideas about economics. Hah. Please, compared to which fucker exactly?
No, as far as I can see, Palin is no dumber, no more warlike, no more anything than any other fucking politician. She's just more overt, more honest about what she is.
So ... why the hatred?