Dave Rye noted that Joe Biden had said that Franklin Roosevelt went on television after the stock market crash of 1929 to explain what was going on to the American people. Two problems: Roosevelt wasn't president, and TV didn't exist.
If Sarah Palin had made a similar error, Rye said, the MSM would have been all over it -- thus showing their liberal bias.
He's right about the reaction but wrong about the reason. Everybody knows that Biden talks faster than his brain works. But everybody also knows that his brain works pretty fast. Although he says dumb things on a pretty regular basis, he's not a dumb guy. Everybody understands this, and it's not that big a deal.
But Palin remains largely unknown. When she says something dumb, that's news (although less so with each occurrence). So when she indicates that she thinks the founding fathers wrote the Pledge of Allegiance, especially when she does it in a candidate questionnaire into which she has presumably put some time and thought, it's a little scary.
And it ought to scare conservatives as much as it does liberals.