OK, a Palin question. My impression is that a lot of conservatives like Sarah Palin...but outside of a relatively small group of enthusiasts, most conservatives basically like her as a sidelines bomb-thrower, nothing more, and certainly not as a presidential candidate. Are you in that group? If so, what is it you like about her? Is it her willingness to hit hard? How she makes liberals react? Or do you respect her instincts (if not, perhaps, the depth of her knowledge) on policy? Something else?
(Yes, I'm using the term "bomb-thrower." No, I don't mean it literally. No, I don't think it's horrible for politicians to occasionally use rhetoric that has violent imagery, although I don't particularly like it when they go too that well too often.)