Sarah Palin is merely deeply conservative or what sometimes is called ultraconservative. I think we have to say that most politicians are not Mensa cardholders. She is not evil, just deeply and profoundly CONSERVATIVE. Believe it or not, the country would not "go to hell in a handbasket" if she were to become President of the United States. It really wouldn't and I think you know that.
We would survive somehow. Anyway, Palin probably isn't so stupid that she cannot move her and the Tea Party faction of the Republican Party agenda forward.
Let me just paraphrase a line I read in the classic Mario Puzo novel, The Godfather. Don Vito Corleone was answering a comment about a Sicilian clan, whom it was said they weren't the sharpest knives in the drawers:
'She [Palin] makes a living. Who needs to be more clever than that?'
Take it easy.