Here is the current litany:
- She doesn't have enough experience on the national scene
- She does not have foreign policy experience
- She hasn't been on the political Sunday morning shows
- She hasn't attended conferences on policy
- Etc, Etc, Etc
Adams's widely misunderstood argument that there should perhaps be an explicit recognition and provision for an aristocratic class finds its reprise in the snobbery that greeted Palin's arrival on the scene. It's not just that she didn't go to Harvard; she's never been on Meet the Press; she hasn't participated in Aspen Institute seminars or attended the World Economic Forum. She hasn't been brought into the slipstream of the establishment by which we unofficially certify our highest leaders.