Looking at the old photo I am reminded of a recent comment by a Jotman reader:
VEEP Debates Q&A
QUESTION: How will Sarah Palin do in a debate with Joe Biden?
ANSWER: How many men watching will be aware that Biden is in the room?
The commenter's joke rests purely on political-strategy assumptions: that her cuteness makes her more electable.
But the commenter's cute joke came in response to a serious question. I asked whether Palin had the foreign policy knowledge required of someone who would lead the most powerful country in the world.
She does not. John McCain is not only the oldest presidential candidate in US history, he is quite possibly the most irresponsible.
UPDATE: Don't miss the Sarah Palin Timeline.
Photo: Miss Wasilla