Dear Richard Cohen,
I liked your piece on Sarah Palin.
But then I came across this sentence:
"Ah, but the scorn, approbation and ridicule that would have descended on Clinton -- I can just imagine the Journal editorial -- have been withheld from Palin."
Do you know what the word "approbation" means?
I'll give you a hint: it's not a synonym for "opprobrium."
Another one: it helps, when decrying the stupidity of others, particularly of other mainstream journalists, not to expose one's own.