James Poulos wrestles with the claim that Palin represents national reform:

For Sarah Palin to come to terms with America, and for America to come to terms with Sarah Palin, she must make good on the promise of her lot in life. If she wishes to become a major figure in her part in a party on the ropes and depleted, with a world of rebuilding to do she must have the courage to begin explaining explicitly why Bush has failed and how she repudiates those failures as a public figure and a conservative Republican.

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