"...it's because Governor Palin goes against almost all general types. She is unlike almost all politicos to ever come on the scene. First, she only recently gained any political ambition. Her entire career is mostly the result of accidents and happenstance. She didn't gain her political power through any connections. She comes from a faraway place that most people know little about. Her husband isn't merely a champion athlete but in "snow machine racing". Her political resume and list of accomplishment is the envy of most, and that's something that her opponents would rather not admit. Finally, she is comfortable in her political philosophy and she makes no excuses or equivocations for her belief system."Good points, Mike. In my own humble opinion, I believe the fascination with Gov. Palin can be boiled down to one simple observation - she connects with everyday people. This natural quality of hers only increases the admiration of her by those she connects with. And it causes those who cannot stand her to hate her even more. She has it; they don't. And they're determined to destroy her for it.