“She’s one of the folks” reads this month’s Newsweek issue cover with a Sarah Palin picture on it. Newsweek has a non-photoshopped picture of the Alaska governor with her trademark Kawasaki 704 Eyeglass frames on its cover. Jon Meacham of Newsweek has written the cover story and feels that Palin is too stupid to be allowed to become the next vice president of the United States. He says that Sarah Palin won the vice presidential debate against Joe Biden by not imploding!
Here is an excerpt from the Newsweek article on Sarah Palin authored by Jon Meacham –
Palin is on the ticket because she connects with everyday Americans. It is not shocking to learn that politics played a big role in the making of a presidential team (ticket-balancing to attract different constituencies has been with us at least since Andrew Jackson ran with John C. Calhoun, a man he later said he would like to kill). But that honest explanation of the rationale for her candidacy—not her preparedness for office, but her personality and nascent maverickism in Alaska—raises an important question, not only about this election but about democratic leadership. Do we want leaders who are everyday folks, or do we want leaders who understand everyday folks? Therein lies an enormous difference, one that could decide the presidential election and, if McCain and Palin were to win, shape the governance of the nation.