Some positive words about Palin from the Denver Post.
I agree with Tyler Cowen that the most amazing fact about Palin is that she had a child with Down's syndrome rather than an abortion. I can't imagine doing that, but it does indeed show that she sticks to her principles even when it is very costly to do so.
I also agree with Tyler that this is not necessarily an ideal quality in a politician, but there is no danger of Washington being overwhelmed by such people even should she and McCain be elected so I am less worried about it than he seems to be.
One thing McCain has accomplished with this pick is to put Obama off the front burner of public discussion for the first time in months.
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