Friday, October 24, 2008


Quite apt -- Sarah Palin: A Fox show waiting to happen (heard on Hardball).


There's a lot of talk of gravitas on the MSNBC news shows - e.g., gravitas is something that Sarah Palin lacks.

While "guru" is used popularly to mean someone who is very knowledgeable, an expert, or in Indian usage, a teacher, the root meaning is "one with gravitas". Gravitational attraction is "gurutva-aakarshan", aakarshan meaning attraction. Thus "guru" as a person is one who is "heavy", firmly grounded, unshakeable in the fundamentals.