The XX Factor

Palin’s Idiots in the Parking Lot

Check out this video of Palin supporters in the parking lot.

The video is cut to make them seem like a bunch of yahoos and crackers, or perhaps it’s not cut much at all and that’s what they sound like. Not one of them answers a question with any specificity or intelligence. “I don’t know.” “I’m not sure.” “I’m an American.” “Where you going with that?” “That state she governed is across the street from Russia.” You could conclude that Palin supporters are crackpots or you could conclude that this is how charisma works-people can’t really put words or substance to it but they damned sure like what they see.