It goes beyond just flubbing simple questions or screwing up historical facts. Palin was a full-fledged supporter of cap and trade because global warming was a serious issue that Alaskans can see more clearly than most. Now? It's a giant liberal conspiracy, socialism, etc. She used her downs-syndrome child to make a talking point about death panels that objectively do not exist. She quit her term as governor halfway through to make millions doing book tours. There are pictures of her wearing a t-shirt supporting the "bridge to nowhere" that she apparently said "thanks, but no thanks" to. Wasteful spending and whatnot. "Drill, baby, drill" is a ridiculous catchphrase that flies in the face of the mathematical reality of oil consumption. We can't drill our way to lower gas prices. Period. These are all legitimate criticisms of Palin that are not being responded to. No, it must just be because I'm a sexist liberal who bought into a media conspiracy.
Cowards way out, this article.