The Bigotry of Low Expectations

NYT lede, 10:57 p.m., 2 October:

Gov. Sarah Palin displayed more confidence and fluency than she did in recent interviews as Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. attacked her running mate.

Nothing soft about that bigotry. (Dissenting view: Brad DeLong) Who knew that Gwen Ifill could be an easier interviewer than Katie Couric or Charlie Gibson. (Don’t raise your hand until tomorrow, Bob Somerby. Oh, too late.)