David Brooks goes on the record on the matter of Sarah Palin:
[William F. Buckley] thought it was important to have people on the conservative side who celebrated ideas, who celebrated learning. And his whole life was based on that, and that was also true for a lot of the other conservatives in the Reagan era. Reagan had an immense faith in the power of ideas. But there has been a counter, more populist tradition, which is not only to scorn liberal ideas but to scorn ideas entirely. And I’m afraid that Sarah Palin has those prejudices. I think President Bush has those prejudices.
Here is the video clip of Brooks’ remarks. Huffington Post elaborates a bit in the post linked below.
[h/t Huffington Post]