Ruth Marcus:

An Alaska friend tells me that Palin has always benefited from being underestimated. Maybe I’m doing that. Maybe I’ve been around polished politicians too long to appreciate the unvarnished authenticity that obviously appeals to many voters. But there’s no Palin interview I’ve listened to, before or after her selection, that gave me the sense that she had anything but a millimeter-thin understanding of the issues facing the country she hopes to help lead.

She's had only one interview since being selected, and one infomercial. We simply cannot know who she is. And the McCain-Rove team is absolutely intent on preventing us from finding out.

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