Sarah Palin is drumming up controversy like it's her job. Which, right now, it is. As Newsweek defends itself against charges that its cover of her is sexist, Washington insiders are arguing over how seriously to take her political future.
On the Today show this morning, a Newsweek editor, Dan Klaidman, defended the magazine's choice of a Runner's World photo to illustrate its two stories critiquing Palin as a political figure. He basically stuck to the magazine's talking points, arguing that the picture did "illustrate the themes of the cover story," which is to say, that Sarah Palin lacks gravitas and exploits her all-American image.