A study in contrasts: Sarah Palin represents a meritocracy, emphasis on merit. She worked her way up from nowhere to be governor of a state and more to the point she performed extremely well while in office.
By comparison Caroline Kennedy apparently wants a Senate seat without having to earn it except by virtue of having a famous last name. Some of the same people who hate Bush apparently think that voting for someone simply because you like their last name is a swell idea if they have a "D" after their name.
As Phil Albinus writes:
I hope Sarah Palin is getting a chuckle out of this:When one reporter asked what she would tell New Yorkers who question whether she has the qualifications for the job, Ms. Kennedy, 51, started to respond. But then an aide stopped her from saying more, and led her to the waiting vehicle.“Hopefully I can come back and answer all those questions,” she called out as she got into the S.U.V.
Nice one, New York Times.