Two readers have pointed to Peggy Noonan’s piece on Palin. Indeed, it is worth a read–she is way more positive about Palin’s performance than I, and way more experienced to comment with authority, too. Reading and listening to American sources, in particular the right-of-centre ones–lead to a better understanding of America, these days in particular.
I don’t think Canadians really get how much Americans hate the mere idea of a bailout package, and this is where I thought Palin was incredibly weak last night. (Even Jay Leno made fun of the bailout, after making fun of Palin, on his show last night.) She could have capitalized on Washington greed, instead of focussing on Wall Street.
Anyway, if Noonan thinks she was this good, it’s worth taking note.