Charlie Gibson was better than I expected. Palin’s foreign policy tutor obviously failed to teach her “The Bush Doctrine”. She was completely clueless about the reigning philosophy for the last seven disastrous years!. When she really got squirmy was when Charlie started asking her about her church statements that God was on our side in Iraq. She bobbed and weaved for three attempts by Charlie to get her to say “yes” or “No” to what she believed God’s role was in the conflict.
She ain’t a lightweight, she ain’t a heavyweight. She’s a middleweight. As I’ve said before, the hysteria of her celebrity has got about 10 more days and then she’s last week’s news. And right at that moment we will turn our attention to the first presidential debate between Barack Obama and John McCain. and the campaign of ideas not personalities. And that will be the first critical moment, after which national and state polling will mean something.