Nate Silver's advice:
To defuse the Sarah Palin Phenomenon, Democrats need to explicitly give voters permission to both like her as a person and then also not vote for her.
But the press and the blogosphere first need to find out as much about her as we can - so voters can make up their minds with fact, not mere feeling.
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