Carl Sagan once observed:
All of us long for a competent, uncorrupt, charismatic leader. Preferably someone who is attractive, commanding, patriotic, and exuding leadership.
We leap at the opportunity to support, to believe, to feel good.
Now we know why Sarah Palin has such appeal. As many of us knew all along, it has absolutely nothing to do with her abilities, experience, or skills.
Carl Sagan certainly had a grasp of human nature.