Palin positions herself as a populist, but her populism is entirely cultural. . . .And I wouldn't begrudge Dreher his pompous douchebaggery quite so much if he actually knew anything about economics, but he doesn't.
A little of that goes a long way, and I wouldn't begrudge Palin a bit of it if her populism had any economic substance.
(Hat-tips: Riehl World View; Memeorandum.)