July 03, 2009
The eve of what?
I hope M. Simon is not right about this:
It looks like Andrew "I had Trig Palin's Baby" Sullivan and the rest of the Palin haters have caused Sarah Palin to decline to run for a second term as Alaska's Governor.Because if Simon is right, people will say that Sarah Palin should have stood up to Andrew Sullivan and stayed.
I can describe this move in three words: Stupid, stupid, stupid. And the reason doesn't matter.It's a shame. But in terms of proximity to 2012, it is only a week closer than the eminently forgettable news of Mark Sanford's adultery.
As the old saying goes, two weeks is a long time in American politics...
Caveat: What follows is based on the notion that Palin will continue her political career, and is setting herself up for a run for the White House in 2012.Maybe, but what is real conservatism? Does it include the paranoid anti-sex wing of the Republican Party, and the WorldNetDaily Birth Certificate Truthers? As a libertarian, I would hope not, but if I were working for Obama, I'd hope so.
(OTOH, it could be argued that the best thing for the libertarians might be to have as little a hand as possible in losing 2012.)
Don't underestimate Sarah Palin. Any woman who can calmly stare down David Letterman, without blinking, forcing a humiliating public apology out of a man who routinely makes lesser mortals weep via his withering excoriation is a woman with a plan. A big plan.I see her biggest asset as her biggest problem -- what Granju calls her "very enthusiastic and cohesive base: the rightest of right wing Republicans, plus Evangelical Christians."
And what about the paranoid anti-sex wing of the Republican Party, and the WorldNetDaily Birth Certificate Truthers?
Well, at least her performance with Letterman showed that she knows how to handle snakes.
posted by Eric on 07.03.09 at 11:49 PM
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