'Let Sarah Be Sarah' [Rich Lowry]
I watched the Oprah interview on-and-off and thought Palin was good. She was comfortable and likable. I was always a little skeptical of the "let Sarah be Sarah" school of thought during the campaign, because she desperately needed to be briefed on everything. Given what she needed to learn, you couldn't just let her loose. But this was a different Sarah.
There's something awfully weird, not to mention condescending, about the way conservatives continue to call ex-governor Palin Sarah.
Can you imagine, say, David Remnick referring to the president as Barack? At the very least, he'd be rightfully scorned.
I suppose it's not a surprise that Ol' Starbursts has got the bug, but still, it's not healthy for the discourse for the editor of the country's premiere conservative magazine -- and all that that implies -- to be on a first-name basis with the movement's only hot commodity.
Lowry's infantilizing Palin and he doesn't even seem to know it.