The Corner

‘Let Sarah Be Sarah’


I watched the Oprah interview on-and-off and thought Palin was good. She was comfortable and likable. I was always a little skeptical of the “let Sarah be Sarah” school of thought during the campaign, because she desperately needed to be briefed on everything. Given what she needed to learn, you couldn’t just let her loose. But this was a different Sarah. She knows her story, obviously, and talked about it in a way that I’m guessing people will relate to (plus: no tendentious questions or hostile editing). The weakest point was her explanation of leaving the governorship. And Oprah is right that you read the book (I’ve read a lot of it) and still come away unclear on that one. Anyway, a good start for her tour.