I Know You Are But What Am I?
Everyone’s entitled to an opinion, but I think Noonan is not in much of a position to criticize Palin. If you read Noonan regularly, one thing you notice is that, to be blunt, she’s not that deep. She’s a sensitive observer of political moods, symbols and atmospheres, but that’s about it. You would not want her in charge of your energy policy or negotiating with a big oil company.
The good news is that nobody’s putting her in charge of those things; rather, she’s in a position for which her talents and experience make her demonstrably well qualified. Can the same be said for Palin?