Over at Politico's Arena, Attorney Walter Dellinger characterizes Sarah Palin's Tea Party speech as "mean-spirited."
Dellinger sees Palin as one filled with "mean-spirited sarcasm" when she asks, “A year later, I've got to ask the supporters of all that, how is that hopey-changey stuff working out for ya?” of Obama's supporters.
I don't see it that way...I think Dellinger is reading to much into that question. I think it's a fair question to ask.
Laughing about – and at-- the disappointed hopes of fellow Americans, many of whom I saw stand with their children for hours and hours in inclement weather to see a candidate who gave them hope for a changed America, is not an expression of populism but of something far less appealing.
I'm not sure Palin was "laughing about...the disappointed hopes of fellow Americans" but rather I see her as trying to figure out how so many were pulled in by a man with no experience and no resume. All he came into office on WAS hope.
However, the time for debate over Obama's qualifications has past.
With unemployment still incredibly high and the deficit rising higher by the day, with national security at an almost pre-9/11 mentality, with all that is wrong in The White House right now, I think Palin asks a fair question.
And I don't think she's laughing.
What do you think?