Palin's Allergy To Expertise
Real Clear Politics reports that "SarahPAC recently hired Joshua Livestro a Dutch newspaper columnist who has also contributed to the pro-Palin web site Conservatives4Palin.com to research [the European debt crisis] for Palin on a freelance basis." Frum is amazed:
[I]t’s hard for me to imagine any expert in any subject who wouldn’t feel it an imperative public duty to talk to Gov. Palin if asked. Instead she turns to a journalist with no formal training in economics and no experience in public finance. ... [W]hy is a potential president relying for economic advice on freelance journalists rather than Nobel Prizewinners? It’s almost as if Gov. Palin finds the idea of expertise not merely incomprehensible but actively repugnant.
Well, there's always the danger that someone with more knowledge than she might actually disagree with her. And we can't have that.