The Palin Problem
Jackson, Lincoln, Truman, Eisenhower, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan and Clinton were born to ordinary families, but they spent their lives doing extraordinary things, demonstrating an interest in, and a curiosity about, the world around them. This is much less evident in Palin's case.
Five paragraphs later....
She is a rising political star, a young woman—she is only 44—who has done extraordinary things.
She's screwing with this guy's head so badly he doesn't know if he's coming or going.