[Douglas Squirrel, July 18, 2008, Silverdale, WA]Sarah Palin's back in the news again--this time for giving the keynote speech at a "Tea Party" convention. As one wag recently put it, Palin has indeed emerged as the self-appointed leader of the national "Know Nothing Party." Yeats put it best, in his poem "The Second Coming":
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
It's called the "force of ignorance." It's easy to be full of "passionate intensity" when you don't know what you're talking about.