1. She has been a great unifier. Commenters and bloggers from right to left, who normally spit and snarl at each other, have been as one in saying how awful she is, how scarey that a bible literalist and ignoramus with the geographical knowledge of a dormouse should have a chance of becoming President. Only the contrarians like Spiked, the zany Camille Paglia and raving right wingers like Mark Steyn and Ann Coulter have been leaping to her defence, or rather, kicking those who dissed her as a load of snobs. It seems that it takes a snotty elitist to be outraged that a high up politico in the USA does not know what the First Amendment refers to. (Even we unAmericans know what it’s about, and it’s one thing we regard as much to the credit of the Yanks, that First Amendment).
There's a story by Saki where the women at a house party, who normally quarrel with each other, unite in hating a rude woman guest. At the end it's revealed that the woman guest was hired to be a focus of the other women's hatred and consequent fellow feeling. Sarah Palin filled the role of the rude woman guest.
2. Everyone admires Tina Fey for her imitations of Sarah Palin. I’m sorry to have missed out on what that clever impressionist Ronni Ancona would have made of her.
After the fall of Margaret Thatcher woman impressionists were crying in the dole queue.