About Sarah Palin, an admiring pundit writes:
She is so absolutely, remarkably, spectacularly ordinary. I think the magic of Sarah Palin speaks to a belief that so many of us share: the sense that we personally know five people in our immediate circle who would make a better president than the menagerie of candidates the major parties routinely offer.
This made me stop and think about who I know in my "immediate circle" who would make such a "better President." I can immediately identify several in my immediate family; easily five or more in the Maris and Sewell families; three or more at the law firm; several in my church; a couple at the Friday morning breakfast; a number of clients; and one or two internet friends. This is not hard.
None of them, however, is "absolutely, remarkably, spectacularly ordinary." And I don't think Sarah Palin is, either.