If a man digs a pit, he will fall into it;
if a man rolls a stone, it will roll back on him.
The Rasmussen Poll has found that Gov. Sarah Palin is viewed favorably by 58% of Americans. Sen. Obama and Sen. McCain get a thumbs up from 57% of Americans.
This would have been impossible without unfair and vicious attacks by the mainstream media and left wing blogs.
Because of the interest those attacks aroused, 40 million people watched what otherwise would have been a rather regular TV viewership. (Only 21.5 million watched the convention the night before.) The public drew their own conclusion about Palin's character and abilities. That positive conclusion doesn't bode well for a spike in public approval of the press.
One has to feel sorry for the many good reporters who continue to have their image besmirched by key figures in the mainstream media.
The pit dug for Palin to fall into has actually elevated her to an incredible national approval level. All this in less than a week after the nation got their first glimpse of the gutsy, reforming governor of Alaska. I don't know of any other political "unknown" running for a top office in the land, rising so high, so fast in public estimation.