Obama's speech in Tucson was excellent, truly excellent. Appropriately, Bernstein points out all the reasons that it's hard to blow a speech like that. Even if you're not the president, delivering an inspirational eulogy for a wounded congresswoman, a slain judge, and a dead child is, in the most crass political sense, easy. The speech virtually writes itself. It's hard not to just open your mouth and say something meaningful that elevates your stature.
Unless, of course, you're Sarah Palin. Good Lord. A word of advice to the former governor: Some days are not about us. This was one of them.