Sitting here in these chairs that I’m going to be proposing but in working with these governors who again on the front lines are forced to and it’s our privileged obligation to find solutions to the challenges facing our own states every day being held accountable, not being just one of many just casting votes or voting present every once in a while, we don’t get away with that. We have to balance budgets and we’re dealing with multibillion dollar budgets and tens of thousands of employees in our organizations.

No wonder most of us are confused and annoyed with her. I think it was Camille Paglia who said that Palin “uses language with the jumps, breaks and rippling momentum of a be-bop saxophonist” and dear Lord it’s not hard to see why.

Nonetheless, Daniel Larison of Eunomia has done yeoman work in figuring out what’s going on.

Of course that doesn’t explain her bizarre, persistent and easily-verified-as-untrue statements–Andrew Sullivan’s count is up to 24–but what the hey. One battle at a time.