I’m sorry, but I find David Frum’s attempt to explain his Sarah Palin problem to be pretty thin gruel. Leaving aside the fact that Governor Palin ran her own government pretty well, I understand the point David’s trying to make and don’t think it’s entirely without merit, but I’m still at a loss why vice-presidential nominees are suddenly the day-to-day managers of the federal government according to many of Palin’s critics. This is a very new standard. And for all the handwringing about her representing conservative identity politics — a point I basically agree with and lament somewhat — you’d also think no veep was ever picked to reach out to a vital constituency before.
Tip to Mickey.