You know, I stopped reading The Nation quite a while back when I thought the left kept shooting itself in the foot by supporting,in my opinion, anything left-leaning, no matter how stupid. I have to say that this column hit the nail on the head for me. Sarah Palin, like most of the general public (myself included), is praising common sense in defense of any argument, no matter how wrong-headed. It seems that most of us are becoming either too scatterbrained in one direction or too rational in the other to let common sense play any role in our decision-making. Maybe I'm going to have to start reading The Nation again.