Did you know that Sarah Palin founded a company called "Rouge Cru" — what she called a "classy" way to say redneck — in case her political career didn’t work out?
If you’re anti-elitist, why would you name a company "Rouge Cru" — which is (in case you didn’t know) French?
And what about this?
"Sarah Palin, a commercial fisherman from Wasilla, told her husband on Tuesday she was driving to Anchorage to shop at Costco. Instead, she headed straight for Ivana. And there, at J.C. Penney’s cosmetic department, was Ivana, the former Mrs. Donald Trump, sitting at a table next to a photograph of herself. She wore a light-colored pantsuit and pink fingernail polish. Her blonde hair was coiffed in a bouffant French twist. ‘We want to see Ivana,’ said Palin, who admittedly smells like salmon for a large part of the summer, ‘because we are so desperate in Alaska for any semblance of glamour and culture.’"[Anchorage Daily News (Alaska), 4/3/96]
I guess she was for glamour and culture before she was against it.
ALSO: The analysis by James Fallows of Palin’s speech is among the best I’ve read.