Sarah 6-Pack All But 'Popped Open a Cold One'

Ready to lead with 'unnerving mix of cutesy platitudes'
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Oct 3, 2008 2:40 AM CDT
Sarah Palin and husband Todd work the crowd at Saint Louis University yesterday.   (AP Photo/Kyle Ericson)
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(Newser) – Sarah Palin worked her perky just-plain-folks act to the nauseating end in yesterday's debate, Dana Milbank grumbles in the Washington Post. It promised to be "long night" when Palin, "wearing a glittery flag pin, blew a kiss to the audience." But Palin "had no problem meeting exceptionally low expectations" at her "public IQ test," notes Milbank.

She let everyone know she is ready to lead the nation "with an unnerving mixture of platitudes and cute, folksy phrases that poured from her lips even when they bore no relation to the questions asked," adds Milbank. "I may not answer the questions—but I'm going to talk straight to the American people," announced Palin in a way that Tina Fey was bound to find "adorable," sniffs Milbank. Darn right.