The left-wing propaganda rag, Newsweek, posed an interesting question on their cover: "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Sarah?" The Volokh Conspiracy has their answer:
The cover of next week’s Newsweek features a picture of Sarah Palin, along with the headline “How do you solve a problem like Sarah?” The cover is one more example of the periodical’s positioning itself as the ideas journal for people who think that the New York Times’ in-house editorials are middle-of-road, but have too many big words. And of the magazine’s cultural disconnect from much of the United States.
To wit: “How do you solve a problem like Maria?” is an early song in The Sound of Music, which won the 1965 Academy Award for Best Picture. In the song, several nuns at an abbey in the Austrian mountains summarize the problems with the novice Maria (Julie Andrews): Maria is too physically active, athletic and outdoorsy. She is too expressive emotionally, particularly about her happiness. She is flighty, and late for everything except meals. She has a good heart, but does not listen well to advice from her elders, and she is highly self-directed: “How do you catch a cloud and pin it down?” The harsh nun, Berthe, calls Maria “a headache” and “a demon.” Newsweek’s subhead take’s Berthe’s role, calling Palin “bad news for the GOP–and everyone else too.”
The Mother Superior knows better: Maria is no bad-news demon. Rather, Maria is someone who lives the Good News, and whose talents, energy, and will-power are going to waste in the abbey. So she ships Maria off to a job outside the abbey–a job for which Maria is totally unprepared, and a job at which Maria’s predecessors have failed. After a rough start, Maria becomes a great success, due to her common sense, kind heart, wisdom, and readiness to defy convention. In the process, Maria also stands up to foreign totalitarian aggressors (winning the support of even her staunch critic Berthe), fortifies the nationalist sentiments of her country against those aggressors, and leads the people in her care to safety and freedom.
Ergo, the question “How do you solve a problem like Sarah?’ provides its own answer, at least to people who know the film from which the song comes: Make her the President of the United States.
(insert scary violin track from Psycho, here). They are constantly screaming that she's stupid and irrelevant....while they constantly attack her. Garsh, if she was that non-threatening, why would they have to do that? Could it be that its something similar to their railing against Christians as dangerous and evil, while they defend and bow down to Islamacists that are running rampant murdering people? No, don't think so. Maybe its the screech of darkness fearing the light? Maybe she's so terrifying to them because they know that they can't fight the sun. Well.... it's alright, lil' Moonbats! You can go to hell if you want. No sun there. No one will stop you. Just let us make our OWN decisions and don't try to drag us down with you. It's called freedom. It's what this country was founded on. Look it up. It's in that document that the Obamunist finds has "deep flaws," you know, not bein' all Marxist n' stuff.