Sarah Palin truly is a "mean" person, as Palin fired several people the minute she became mayor of Wasilla
See Glenn Greenwald's blog.
The first thing Palin did after being elected was fire six department heads in the City, including the Police Commissioner and the librarian. As The Anchorage Daily News put it: "the newly elected mayor of Wasilla has asked all of the city's top managers to resign in order to test their loyalty to her administration
And Howard Dean says women in his wife's doctor's office think Sarah Palin was mean and reading Greenwald, that sounds about right.
BROKAW: But from a tonal point of view, and an introduction of herself to the country, pretty successful speech.
DEAN:You know, I sort of do any informal focus group. My wife has a doctor's office in Burlington and five women work for her and some of them are Republicans. They all said pretty much just what I said: they thought that the first half of the speech was really interesting and that she was kind of mean in the second half of the speech.
If I in were the Obama Team - I would get the word out right away: The queen of mean = Sarah Palin. Better yet, get the DNC to run the ad.