Pro life … but not for animals. Pro life … but not for convicted criminals of a certain stamp. Pro family values … but with a pregnant teenage daughter who appears to model her own on Jamie Lynn Spears. Sarah Palin (no relation … we think) looks like being the US campaign gift that keeps giving. There are a number of reasons why Gov. Palin’s suitability for the office of vice-president will be an issue for American voters between now and November. Amongst the most serious is why she named her children Track, Bristol, Willow, Piper, and Trig. Will she implode, or will she secure the arch-conservative base and seduce some addled fragment of the Clinton disaffected? Will her Elaineness turn out to be a chief selling point among an American constituency indiosyncratically drawn to outspoken, upright, ordinariness? 

People laughed at Dan Quayle … 

Peter Fray

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