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Though I am heartened by the title of the excerpted article below, I have a little trouble believing it. I like to keep tabs on "the base"--those 10%-20% of the electorate who think George W. Bush was a heckuva guy, adore Sarah Palin, and hang teabags from the brims of their Peterbilt hats. And you know what? They can rationalize anything away as it pertains to their heroes. Yes, they can get annoyed that she endorsed John McCain for reelection, and Carly Fiorina in California. But she only peeled off the already skeptical; her base still loves her.
The number of foul-ups, bleeps and blunders this woman has committed would have sunk most politicians and political figures. But with each gaffe--take the writing on her hand example--the base loves her more. They see criticism of anything she says or does as an attack on Palin, and a personal attack on her supporters. Only in this hyper-sensitive, over-emotional, reality-averse environment could a politician quit her job half-way through, and become a highly-paid speaker with a consituancy that lives in Facebookistan. Only in this climate could the same person be considered a mavericky, post-partisan tea party leader and a hard-core Republican destined for the presidency. That woman--as Keith Olbermann is fond of saying--is an idiot. And her constituancy either doesn't care, or is utterly blinded by her stupidity.
Sarah Palin's political bandwagon is wobbling under the weight of contradictions
We are seeing the first signs of wobble on the Sarah Palin bandwagon.
This may seem a strange thing to say about a political superstar who has earned at least $12 million in the past 18 months from a publishing advance, personal appearance fees and a television punditry contract, not to forget a reality show about life in Alaska. . .
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