Monday, September 29, 2008

Depth of Ignorance

As I said before, I have some sympathy for Palin. Plenty of members of Congress don't actually know a damn thing about Supreme Court history or details about particular decisions, but what they do know (usually) is just enough to satisfy the Tom Brokaws of the world and move on to the next topic. They're trained in the trivia important to the locals, but they don't actually know anything.

But having said that, all evidence does indeed point to her being profoundly ignorant. She could be incredibly smart, too. I've known plenty of people like that in my life. Though she isn't smart enough to know she's in over her head, if in part due to simply not knowing the rules of the game she just signed up for.