Yes, It Is Very Hard To Believe

by tristero

Towards the end of Michiko Kakutani's review of Sarah Palin's memoir, which is far more sympathetic to its "author" than Kakutani was to Clinton's memoirs, we get a brief excerpt from the Tome Itself:
Elsewhere in this volume she talks about creationism, saying she “didn’t believe in the theory that human beings — thinking, loving beings — originated from fish that sprouted legs and crawled out of the sea” or from “monkeys who eventually swung down from the trees.”
Yes, it is truly hard to believe that such noble species as fish and early primates are the progenitors of an animal group that includes such an ignoramus as Sarah Palin.

Evolution works in mysterious ways.

By the way, if you decide to read the review, be sure NOT to read the first sentence of Palin's book which Kakutani, to her everlasting shame, quotes in full. Unaware of the danger, I actually read it, and immediately regretted it. I'm still trying to remove the foul taste from my head.

Consider yourself forewarned.