Fareed Zakaria pretty much sums up what I (and I assume everyone else, at least secretly) thinks about Sarah Palin. Here are some of his more brutal truths:
"Palin has been given a set of talking points by campaign advisers, simple ideological mantras that she repeats and repeats as long as she can. ('We mustn't blink.') But if forced off those rehearsed lines, what she has to say is often, quite frankly, gibberish."
"This is nonsense—a vapid emptying out of every catchphrase about economics that came into her head."
"But the more Palin talks, the more we see that it may not be sexism but common sense that's causing the McCain campaign to treat her like a time bomb."
"Can we now admit the obvious? Sarah Palin is utterly unqualified to be vice president. She is a feisty, charismatic politician who has done some good things in Alaska. But she has never spent a day thinking about any important national or international issue, and this is a hell of a time to start."
"In these times, for John McCain to have chosen this person to be his running mate is fundamentally irresponsible. McCain says that he always puts country first. In this important case, it is simply not true."
I couldn't agree more. Her level of incompetence is nothing short of dangerous.
Update: Wow. Here is Fareed on CNN today continuing to say what everyone else is thinking: