It's funny and sad to see people trying to defend Sarah Palin. Here's some hack from the Heritage Foundation giving it a go. You have to read the whole thing:
Governor Palin gives every elite East Coast or California liberal the ability to openly mock middle American values while acting like they are above the fray. They point at her and say she wasn’t qualified, because apparently in 2008, the election was about experience. Senator McCain had decades; President Obama…did not. They point at her family, and laugh at how they wouldn’t fit into their country club. They point at her daughter, and somehow draw a conclusion that Palin is a hypocrite because life experience doesn’t always match our prayers. They nudge their buddies at the MoveOn meeting, and snicker that she doesn’t speak like them, didn’t go to Harvard, never interned for a Senator. Unfortunately for the elite liberals, America is comprised of a majority of people who relate to Palin. She is their next door neighbor. Liberals will laugh, and look at the November election results, and say never. America is like them, they voted so. They want big government, big taxes and international apologies. But this dismissive hand wave of the American heartland from the shores of Martha’s Vineyard will come back to bite them.
I love how his only defense of Palin is that, basically, Democrats are assholes, forever pointing and laughing. Note that he offers not one example of Sarah's positive qualities other than her ability to be disliked by liberals. His portrayal of us as Harvard-educated country club members in Martha's Vineyard is so hurt sounding. And, um, so Republican sounding, really. Who, for instance, is more likely to belong to a country club, me or the Heritage Foundation's director of strategic communications, hyper-insidery Rory Cooper? It's ridiculously easy to imagine Cooper complaining about "elitists" with his golfing buddies.
Also: Most Americans love Sarah so much, and that's why she won!