Katha Pollit in the Guardian:
For her fans Palin may be a goddess of vitality and truth, but for everyone else she’s the first political female train wreck, the Paris Hilton or Lindsay Lohan of the Republican Party. We can’t stop looking. Maybe she’ll confuse Iran and Iraq again! And tell about praying on the phone with Rick Warren while taking a shower! Or write another letter in God’s voice about her baby, Trig! Maybe Palin is cosmic payback for all those nasty jokes about Hillary’s pantsuits and thick ankles, and for the mighty cry of “borrring!” that goes up all over the media whenever a politician – Al Gore? – displays actual knowledge of a complex subject. You wanted hot and relatable? You got it.
For a party that has nothing, a star who is nothing.