Conor Friedersdorf deconstructs how Matt Continetti defends Palin. He sides with those criticizing Palin's climate op-ed:
Contra Mr. Continetti’s implication, none suggest “outrage” at the mere fact that she is opining. The disagreement is with the substance of her argument. Put another way, Mr. Continetti has shown us examples of three people disagreeing with Sarah Palin about the argument she makes in an op-ed, and he has written a blog post asserting that this is an outrage. This does a disservice to everyone who bought his characterization without clicking through to the linked pieces.
Continetti: so much promise. And yet the craziness of this moment and the farce of the Palin candidacy can derail anyone.