I won’t mention the Sarah Palin endorsement speech again for several days after this, but New York Times columnist Gail Collins’ hilarious second paragraph below perfectly captured my own impression of what might be running through Donald Trump’s mind as he listened to her explanation (which is also perfectly captured by the first of Collins’ paragraphs, which is a quote from Palin during her endorsement remarks:
“Trump’s candidacy, it has exposed not just that tragic, the ramifications of that betrayal of a transformation of our country, but too, he has exposed the complicity on both sides of the aisle that has enabled it, O.K.?” Palin told the crowd at her big announcement endorsing Donald Trump.
The man himself was standing next to her, with a half-smile. Hard to tell if it was self-satisfaction or the look someone might get when trapped at a dinner party next to a stranger who’s describing how she met President William Henry Harrison in a past life.