Based on the headlines in the news stories today, both on the web and on the radio, Washington outsiders and reformers are our heroes, too.
“Palin presented herself as a Washington outsider”
“Palin paints herself as a Washington outsider and reformer”
Guys, “presents herself” and “paints herself” cast doubt. They are words to say “possible false attribution.” But she IS a Washington outsider (unlike Obama, who paints himself as one) and a reformer (repeat).
I’m not sure why the American public accepts this, unless it is because we really don’t know any better.