Yes, that seems to be what leaders of the national conservative movement truly believe. As far as I’m concerned, let ’em believe it. Let ’em make her their standard bearer in 2012. It will only make them the laughingstock of American politics.
I particularly liked this passage from the Times article:
She has received extensive policy tutorials and been briefed on foreign policy almost daily. Aides say she has taken particular interest in Pakistan and Israel and in causes of Islamic extremism, which she has related to the economic despair that plagues parts of Alaska.
Huh? Poverty and Islamic extremism in Pakistan remind her of Alaskan poverty? Gee, whatever tutorials she’s getting don’t seem to be helping much. But if she runs for president in a few years, this passage will give reporters some fun as they ask her to fill in the blanks.