Sarah Palin was pretty, but she wore glasses, which indicated she was serious, a person to be reckoned with. Sure, her family was dysfunctional, but whose isn't? She was charismatic, attracting a faithful following, and even when she screwed up the facts, she was articulate. Yes, she went her own way and stuck to her guns, no matter how mis-aimed.
And now she's nothing but an irrelevant historical note, another wannabe who crashed and burned..