Today, Broder pens a gushing love letter to Sarah Palin -- decreeing that we must "Take Sarah Palin seriously," admiring her "pitch-perfect recital of the populist message," and warning that she will be difficult to stop as a major political force -- on the very same day that his own newspaper published a poll reporting that Palin's "political standing has deteriorated significantly"; that "fifty-five percent of Americans have unfavorable views of her, while the percentage holding favorable views has dipped to 37, a new low in Post-ABC polling"; that "there is a growing sense that the former Alaska governor is not qualified to serve as president, with more than seven in 10 Americans now saying she is unqualified, up from 60 percent in a November survey"; that "even among Republicans, a majority now say Palin lacks the qualifications necessary for the White House"; and even that "Palin has lost ground among conservative Republicans," as "forty-five percent of conservatives now consider her as qualified for the presidency, down sharply from 66 percent who said so last fall." Could Man of the Regular Folk David Broder possibly be any more out of touch with the Regular Folk?
Today In The "Liberal Media"
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I think David Broder is out of touch with many things, including regular folk who happen to be conservative. The idea that Sarah Palin is an ignorant, arrogant, and feckless politician is one that even the people who are likely to agree with her politics clearly understand. She has no demonstrable talents save for the ability to look photogenic and to schmooze people she needs. Even her verbal abilities make George W. Bush look erudite in comparison.
As Greenwald implies, the myth that the news in this country has a liberal slant is so clearly belied by the support of people like Broder for this woman that in a rational society it would have died two Novembers ago. The press in this country clearly works for the people who run it, not for us.