Why Palin Matters

E.D. Kain defends my vigilance toward her:

Regardless of her electoral chances, Palin is nonetheless a bellwether of sorts – a bizarre prophet of the right – a John the Baptist for American conservatism. Sharron Angle is proof of that. I worry more about her successor than the once-and-sort-of-former Governor of Alaska. Someone who is just as crazy but a better salesman – a well spoken, intelligent lunatic, at once charismatic and fiercely ‘merican.