So I saw the news about Sarah Palin resigning, and was dimly aware that one potential reason for this act of what we can only hope was political seppuku was a recently-published Vanity Fair profile of the winkin' wolf-killer. What I didn't know - because I didn't get 'round to reading that profile until today - was that the profile makes clear that when McCain/Palin didn't get elected, America didn't just dodge a bullet, it dodged an ICBM . A choice quote follows - click on it for more details of the Madness of Queen Sarah:
'More than once in my travels in Alaska, people brought up, without prompting, the question of Palin’s extravagant self-regard. Several told me, independently of one another, that they had consulted the definition of “narcissistic personality disorder” in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders—“a pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration, and lack of empathy”—and thought it fit her perfectly. When Trig was born, Palin wrote an e-mail letter to friends and relatives, describing the belated news of her pregnancy and detailing Trig’s condition; she wrote the e-mail not in her own name but in God’s, and signed it “Trig’s Creator, Your Heavenly Father.” '