One thought led to another, as I sipped on my wine and continued to watch the show. Kevin Costner was beat up really bad about "The Postman" by the critics, but it really is one of my favorite movies. I drew the parallel between his work on that film and the critics reaction, and how Sarah Palin and her family now get beat up so bad by the press. It's kind of like hating/killing the messenger. Sometimes it is overkill, if you ask me.
I suppose that I just really admire people who follow their hearts and who have a lot of integrity. They appeal to me.