So it’s come to this: A candidate for high office is commended for not being “a car wreck” in a debate.
Ignore the fact that Sarah Palin played upon her folksy image to the point that it seemed she was doing an imitation of Tina Fey doing an imitation of Sarah Palin.
Forget that she repeatedly evaded questions and talked in circles.
Forget that she twice called the commander in Afghanistan “McClellan.” (It’s General McKiernan.)
Many pundits were lauding Palin after the VP debate, largely because she came across better than they had expected in the wake of the Katie Couric fiasco.
Some went further than that.
“She killed it,” Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan said on NBC. “It was her evening. She was the star.”
Ahhhh … lowered standards. Don’t you love ’em? You betcha.