from Jim Henley:
Palin seems to have a "Message: I Care" problem. She gets too meta with her answers, wanting to explain - "I’m going to talk straight to the American people and show them my etc."; "I’m the new energy" - the symbolism of herself. For the apotheosis of Republican anti-intellectualism she’s determinedly postmodern, embedding the essay about her novel into the story as she tells it.