The Corner

The Case for Palin:

A few weeks back, my friend William Ruger made the case for Sarah Palin.  He made several arguments:

  1.  ”the attractive young governor . . . would provide much-needed energy and youth to a ticket whose main candidate is frequently on the receiving end of “he’s so old” jokes”;
  2. “Palin would give Hillary-voters frustrated by their candidate’s loss and still unsure about Obama a reason to shift over to McCain”;
  3. “Palin is as far from a Washington insider as you can get”;
  4. “Palin can help McCain focus on energy security, an issue that could be Obama’s Achilles’ heel”
  5. “most important, Palin could do something few Republicans seem interested in or able to do these days: Help fuse the two pillars of the Reagan Revolution, traditional conservatives and libertarian Republicans.”

Jonathan H. Adler — Mr. Adler is an NRO contributing editor and the inaugural Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. His latest book is Marijuana Federalism: Uncle Sam and Mary Jane.


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