A leadership choice made in British Columbia a year ago had parallels to Palin's elevation. Last week, Huffington Post published Game Change: Sarah Palin and the Confessions of Steve Schmidt, written by Geoffrey Dunn. One of Schmidt's comments was particularly notable. It asked how political parties can,
"select its leaders when celebrity packs more electoral cachet than experience or political courage."
One difference though is Geoffrey Dunn's conclusion that naïve conservative idealism fostered Steve Schmidt's involvement in the McCain / Palin ticket. No British Columbia pundit will every accuse Patrick Kinsella or Gwyn Morgan of being naive or idealistic. Recommend this post