If she’s correct, Newsweek‘s Eleanor Clift reveals again how painfully out of touch Beltway journalists are with mainstream America:
ELEANOR CLIFT: This is not a serious choice. It makes it look like a made for TV movie. If the media reaction is anything, it’s been literally laughter in many places across news-
JOHN McLAUGHLIN, TALKING OVER CLIFT: Where is that? See that?
CLIFT: In very, very many newsrooms.
I repeat, if Clift is correct and not just exposing her own cluelessness about us rubes out in Flyoverland, those alleged journalists need to get out of the newsroom and talk to some real people for a change.
I’m telling you, I’m no fan of John McCain and I’m very much aware that Sarah Palin was vetted by the secretive Dominionist power-brokers in the Council for National Policy, but she’s going to play very well here in the heartland. And her appeal will only grow as people get to know her and her husband better.
Even her critics admit that Sarah Palin is hard to dislike, and I’d bet a week’s pay that a lot of the blue-collar guys I work with wish their wives were more like the huntin’, fishin’, mooseburger-eatin’ former beauty queen who’s got enough brass to blow off the CEO of ExxonMobil.