Palin: The New Gore
John Dickerson writes that Sarah Palin is much more a celebrity than a politician–much like Al Gore–and should be viewed that way. Like Gore, she is "a personality–influential, polarizing, and not likely to be president–who talks about political affairs." For us to expect her to follow the rules that politicians have to follow seems unfair, he writes. "Sarah Palin may be living the American dream, but she is a different person than she once was, and becomes more so with every plush engagement. "