JUXTAPOSITION.

Peggy Noonan, in The Wall Street Journal today:

Because she jumbles up so many cultural categories, because she is a feminist not in the Yale Gender Studies sense but the How Do I Reload This Thang way, because she is a woman who in style, history, moxie and femininity is exactly like a normal American feminist and not an Abstract Theory feminist; because she wears makeup and heels and eats mooseburgers and is Alaska Tough, as Time magazine put it; because she is conservative, and pro-2nd Amendment and pro-life; and because conservatives can smell this sort of thing -- who is really one of them and who is not -- and will fight to the death for one of their beleaguered own; because of all of this she is a real and present danger to the American left, and to the Obama candidacy.

She could become a transformative political presence.

Peggy Noonan, thinking her mic is off at the RNC today:

Murphy: "Is she the most qualified woman they could have picked?"
Noonan: "Most qualified? No. I think they went for this - excuse me - political bullsh*t - about narrative. ...

In other words, Noonan believes Palin's "political bullshit" narrative is potentially transformative. I love this election cycle.

--Ann Friedman

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