There is nothing more comical or constant than the apoplectic Left when caught off guard. Within hours of Sarah Palin’s nomination as McCain’s running mate, the left wing intelligentsia sharpened their nails. Anger, disbelief, panic and pure snobbery fuelled their scorn for Palin. Anger and disbelief that McCain surprised them with an unheard of woman from Alaska. Panic that this 44-year-old woman was stealing Barack Obama’s limelight, dramatically transforming the political dynamics so close to the November presidential election. And snobbish elitism that a self-declared “hockey mom” with five children should dare to aspire to high office, and even worse, that she could possibly speak to Americans. Quelle horreur.