I feel for Katie Couric in all of this. For years she's worked incredibly hard to prove she's not a dumb bimbo; that she has the gravitas to anchor a news program despite being "an attractive woman". At every turn, she's battled institutional and endemic sexism with substance, intellect and true grit.
Then Sarah Palin comes along.
Many Americans don't care that Sarah Palin doesn't understand Roe v Wade or name even one other Supreme Court decision. They just want it overturned. They don't care that she doesn't understand the economy. It's busted, and they'd rather have "one of them" in charge of the mess than a scary "other".
Palin is no dummy. But she's not interested in the economy, or foreign policy, or the intricacies of the US Constitution... And it shows.
Meanwhile, a large chunk of McCain's campaign team are reportedly tied up preparing Palin for tonight's VP debate, to make sure she appears "natural".
"...I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me..." [Deuteronomy 5:8-10]