Why We Shouldn't Pay Attention to Palin's Boring WSJ Op-Ed

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) has a ghost-written op-ed in the Wall Street Journaltoday, arguing against health care reform. It's filled with predictable palaver -- "death panels," government = bad, tort reform, privatize Medicare, etc.

I guess I'm supposed to feel a sense of outrage about the latest in a long line of ridiculous Palin arguments, but I'm finding it difficult to get worked up about this. Palin doesn't know anything about health care policy, and has probably never given the subject more than 30 seconds of thought. Her op-ed -- the writer made no effort to craft the piece in a way that sounds anything like the former governor -- doesn't say anything remotely new or interesting. Palin has just become rather ... what's the word ... boring.

Instead of disgust, I read the Palin piece with Barney Frank's adage in mind: "Trying to have a conversation with you would be like trying to argue with a dining room table. I have no interest in doing it."

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