Palinism v. McDonnellism

First Read today mentioned the fight between Palinism and McDonellism. This will be a journalistic trope for a while, so it's worth noting what a false choice it should be. First, if we accept the terms for the sake of argument, Palin was a McDonnellite before McDonnell, since her success in Alaska was based on addressing practical issues of governance with a common-sense conservatism that appealed to the right and the center...