Peggy Noonan on why she doesn’t like Sarah Palin: Most of this critique falls flat for me – the criticism against the Bush admin sounds like insider baseball (really? people rallied to the defense of the President? There’s news if it is true), as does the criticism of McCain. I’m not that thrilled with Palin’s performance, but she’s been a lot stronger and sharper on issues than I expected. I’ve posted the link because the larger idea behind the op-ed is spot on: Conservativsm in America uses infantile rhetoric while the Left is willing to at least sound like educated people should. That’s a big deal, especially when the Left controls the academy. More on this later.