Glenn Greenwald now admits that he was wrong about Sarah Palin. She is not, as he first thought, devilishly smart and prepared to take on the media. Quite the opposite, in fact. Vis:
Now I'm a professional PR person and I've media-trained more than a few people during my career. Some of them were absolutely horrible speakers to begin with. But after a few hours or, at worst, days of work, it was almost always possible to make them sound credible, even if they were talking about topics that were not their primary area of expertise. Seeing Palin flail in these interviews, unable to answer even the most obvious and likely questions, leads me to conclude that either she has the worst media trainers EVAR or (and I think this is more likely) she is a complete and total moron. There is simply NO WAY she wasn't given better talking points for the foreign policy experience question. None. Or, for that matter, the question about the financial crisis and John McCain's record of reform from the previous interview with Couric. After all of the time and effort invested in making Palin sound like something else, in the end her true self shines through: and that is an unserious and shallow person.