Pessimists, he points out, have been predicting America?s decline ?since the 18th century.? But whenever things are looking bad, America ?suddenly produces these wonderful things?like the tea party movement. That?s cheered me up no end. Because it?s done more for women in politics than anything else?all the feminists? Nuts! It?s brought a lot of very clever and quite young women into mainstream politics and got them elected. A very good little movement, that. I like it.? Then he deepens his voice for effect and adds: ?And I like that lady?Sarah Palin. She?s great. I like the cut of her jib.?