From today's Alterman post:
There seems to be something of a scooby-dooby-doo building because the president of the United States essentially called the former half-term governor a blockhead on the subject of nuclear weapons policy, which is one of several thousand subjects on which the former half-term governor of Alaska is a demonstrable blockhead. This is roughly the equivalent of the president's pointing out that his dog is unqualified to fly the space shuttle. However, the various blockheads claiming this woman to be their queen are furious--and, yes, we're hearing again about how close Alaska is to Russia, even though this is now the "A guy walks into a bar with a duck on his head" of political humor--and various nervous Democrats are worried that, by pointing out that the woman's an obvious blockhead, the president may be elevating her to his equal as a national leader.
Well, every poll I've ever seen shows that, almost universally, nobody wants this woman to be president. She has a very slim national constituency which does not become more significant simply because it's loud. She is a perfect rodeo clown with which to saddle the opposition. Make Newt (I Are Inteleckshual) Gingrich carry her around, or Pawlenty, or Romney, or any of the more serious jackasses. Make her what the Republican party made out of poor George McGovern all those years. And, for god's sake, don't worry about "elevating her status." Do what you can to make her the most important Republican in the universe. Then pop some corn and have some fun.