The video below, if it does nothing else, completely obliterates the aura of idiocy concerning Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.
Chalk it up to the constraints placed upon her by the woefully-inept McCain camp, and buttressed by the air-headed front-loading of her image by Saturday Night Live's Tina Fey, but neither image are in play as she graciously deflects Matt Lauer's tepid defense of David Lettermen.
First off, when it comes to Alaska energy policy, the woman's a Jedi. When it comes to a gracious defense of her family, even Lauer has to concede (albeit backing up to do it) that Lettermen comes off as some "aw-shucks, erstwhile supernova with a hankering for underage girls. Although, those are my words:
And all done without waving off her opposition as peasants and building her rhetorical legacy on the teleprompter.