No. Just no.
If her “story” had been real, fine. If she showed a quick intellect and a history of engagement with complexities outside the boundaries of Alaska, then fine. If she could string a sentence together, or had a healthy curiosity for the mechanisms of our nation, then fine. If she showed enough wisdom to know that when you’re asked to run a country, that you should at least pause… even if you don’t blink.
I like to think that we live in reality-based society, but Governor Palin still hasn’t been sent packing back to her energy colony, so the only thing I can conclude is that my dystopic worldview isn’t nearly dystopic enough.