We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
If memory serves, it was George Will who was bad mouthing Palin and assuring us all that Obama's "unreadiness can be corrected ... by experience". McCains "dismaying temperament", however, could not be fixed.
If there are "toxic assets" running the government, Will need look no further than his own reflection to see who is responsible.