Remember that preposterous Atlantic article last week by Josh Green ("The Tragedy of Sarah Palin"), the one with the laughable Palin likeness (above), arguing that she was a good candidate led astray by national Republican politics?
Well Mudflats has the last word (a brilliant refutation in a few words):
The real question he’s asking is – What could Palin have achieved if she had a different personality, if she were not a political opportunist and had actual integrity, if she were qualified, if she knew her stuff, if she were an effective leader, if she knew how to manage people, if she were intellectually curious, if she didn’t quit? The question Green asks is really what Sarah Palin might have achieved if she hadn’t been Sarah Palin. And it’s why “What went wrong?” is a false question. “What went wrong” was Palin being who she is – consistently and predictably opportunistic.
Tip of the hat to Andrew Sullivan.