Sunday, November 21, 2010

Be Afraid

I’d love to rub my hands together in glee about the corner the Republicans have painted themselves into. Except I’m afraid we’ve lost our collective minds and that “President Palin” isn’t as insanely implausible as it ought to be. Read this from Frank Rich at The New York Times.

Could She Reach the Top in 2012? You Betcha

”But logic doesn’t apply to Palin. What might bring down other politicians only seems to make her stronger: the malapropisms and gaffes, the cut-and-run half-term governorship, family scandals, shameless lying and rapacious self-merchandising. In an angry time when America’s experts and elites all seem to have failed, her amateurism and liabilities are badges of honor. She has turned fallibility into a formula for success.”

Be sure to note the enabling power.

”The Fox spotlight is only part of Murdoch’s largess. As her publisher, he will foot the bill for the coming “book tour” whose itinerary disproportionately dotes on the primary states of Iowa and South Carolina. The editorial page of Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal is also on board, recently praising Palin for her transparently ghost-written critique of the Federal Reserve’s use of quantitative easing.”

Be afraid.

Don Brown
November 21, 2010

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