You know things are getting a little out of hand when even Lindsay Lohan notices. So, yeah - it's out of hand. But be thankful at least that this hilarious overreach has led to what may be the smartest column Joe Trippi has ever written (I know, I didn't think he had it in him either).
It's a fundamental rejection of the idea, popular in some corners of the politically obtuse section of the MSM, that Sarah Palin is "Dan Quayle with an Up Do" (and of course, they gloss over the inconvenient fact that Dan Quayle won).
But perhaps the best response to this argument comes from Sarah Palin herself in response, to an overeager McCain staffer attempting to warn this rural Governor of the storm she was about to experience, via Bill Kristol:
Palin: "Thanks for the warning. By the way, do you know what they say the difference is between a hockey mom and a Pit Bull?"
McCain aide: "No, Governor."
Palin: "A hockey mom wears lipstick."