The Corner

You Picked Her

No matter what you think of Palin, this seems like a reasonable point: If she was in fact a terrible, know-nothing disaster of a veep candidate–and I’m not saying she was–shouldn’t the blame for her elevation fundamentally lie with McCain and his campaign staff? It seems like that’s where the first wave of criticism ought to crash. But maybe that hits a little too close to home.

John J. Miller is the national correspondent for National Review and the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. His new book is Reading Around: Journalism on Authors, Artists, and Ideas.

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