Here's an interesting video that shows how objectivity becomes a cover for weakness. I think Dacid Gergen just disagrees, and I'll give him a pass. But two things stick out to me from this: 1.) It's OK that Palin was clueless about the Bush Doctrine because most Americans and journalists are clueless about it. By that logic, most Americans are qualified to be president. 2.) Palin's ignorance only matters if it affects the "game." In other words, unless McCain loses votes on this, it's actually irrellevant. This is the sort of analysis that arises when your more interested in process than in actual results. It's also, interestingly enough, pretty judgemental. The more I watch, the more I think it's not that you have to be objective, you just have to be careful what you're objective about.

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