A reader writes:
I think there is a case to be made for Palin's take on the "hoarding" of Qs and Ks. Hoarding has more than one meaning and one of those is too keep as to one's self. I think good Scrabble players know you don't just use those letters willy-nilly. You may be able to spell "quit" upon drawing a Q, but may not be able to place that word on a good scoring square, only giving you 13 points. If you drop "quit" on the right squares and rack up double or even triple word/letter bonuses, that can really turn the game around. You may even be able to place "quitter" on the board and get the 50 point bonus for using all your tiles. Pain me as this may, I tend to go with the Palin take on this one.
And to anyone who suggests any sort of pun by using Scrabble letters to spell "quit" or "quitter" in regards to Palin, I loudly protest my innocence.
Speaking of which ...