She’s become the standard

Friends who will soon be visiting Alaska expressed concern about driving to Talkeetna without any address to put into their GPS to guide them. I explained there is one highway heading north out of Anchorage and the only time they would have any decision at all to make would be at the Wasilla-Palmer intersection, where the could chose to go north towards Talkeetna or east towards Glenallen. I found myself saying that since Sarah Palin gets it right every time she drives from Anchorage to Wasilla, I was sure they could navigate that intersection successfully also. And I realized that Sarah has now become the low water mark standard for whether or not something can be accomplished by even less than reasonably intelligent people. And the good thing is, you never have to explain yourself. Just using Sarah’s name makes it painfully clear what standard is being applied.