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Maureen Dowd on Sarah Palin’s ‘Ignorant Chic’


In a piece called “Making Ignorance Chic,” Maureen Dowd continues to use the kind of slips everyone makes on occasion (particularly when under pressure) against Sarah Palin, who in her words has “made ignorance fashionable.” “You struggle to name Supreme Court cases, newspapers you read and even founding fathers you admire? No problem,” Dowd writes. “You endorse a candidate for the Pennsylvania Senate seat who is the nominee in West Virginia? Oh, well.” Yeah, that’s almost as dumb as forgetting you stuck a paragraph from someone else’s work in your own column without attribution.

Michael Knox Beran is author of the forthcoming book Pathology of the Elites: How the Arrogant Classes Plan to Run Your Life.


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