Thanks to my friend Eileen for sending this...
From FERGUS SHANAHAN
in St Paul, Minnesota
Palin shows us how it's done
WHY, why, why can’t WE have a Sarah Palin?
That was the question churning in my mind as I witnessed this astonishing American presidential race. A week ago few in Britain had heard of Palin.
And with good reason.
Palin is sidekick to Vietnam war hero John McCain. He isn’t short of fame and glory either.
Sixth-former David Miliband is hiding behind the bike sheds threatening to put Russian tyrant Vladimir Putin in detention.
And, sorry Dave, but the Tories also have their share of ocean-going deadbeats.
It’s grim. And sad, too, because I have seen here how exciting a political battle can be when slugged out by huge characters before an enthralled nation.