George W Bush on Sarah Palin:
"This woman is being put into a position she is not even remotely prepared for," he said. "She hasn't spent one day on the national level. Neither has her family. Let's wait and see how she looks five days out."
Neither has her family.
So she's got exactly the same record he had, except for the family name and the family political connections and the family money and the legacy admission into a Good School and the mean drunk thing and the millions of dollars of other peoples' money poured into the dry hole of keeping his parents from having to support him.
The only thing that could make this a more perfect picture of the devolution of Republican politics into a sinecure for the least lively plutocrat sperm and the people who sucked up to them in college would be if the guy telling the story referred to that remarkable speech as "a rare dose of reality"