As the Republican avalanche of 2010 builds --
and I saw a poll the other day of a Democratic-leaning state
Senate district on Long Island where the "right track" (8%)/"wrong direction"
(83%) was unlike anything I had
ever seen -- Palin has smartly positioned herself as the champion of the
By December, she will almost certainly be the de facto front-runner for
the GOP presidential nomination.
By the time the Establishment GOP wakes up to
this reality, it may be too late for them to do anything about it.
Their view of Palin is that she's useful to the party because she can help
keep "the Tea Party types inside the tent."
And maybe she can serve coffee while she's at
it. Palin's view is that (1) "the Tea Party types" are the party,
(2) she is their standard bearer and (3) anyone
who thinks "the Tea Party types" are there to lick envelopes and
knock on doors should think again. They're there,
she asserts, to take back their party and to take back their country.
"She's too stupid" is what the Establishment GOP
really thinks about Sarah Palin. "Good-looking," but a "ditz."
This is unfertile ground, since Palin can turn
the argument on a dime and say: "They drive the country into bankruptcy,
they underwrite Fannie and Freddie, they bail
out Goldman Sachs, they fight wars they don't want to win, they say
enforcing the immigration laws is silly and they
call me stupid! I'll give you a choice: you can have their smarts or
my stupidity, which one do you want?"
A large number of GOP presidential primary voters
will take Palin's "stupidity" in a heartbeat.
Boy, President Palin would be great for comedians
but it would be a real disaster for America.
Didn't we just suffer thru eight years of religious
insanity and insatiable oil greed?
President Palin will certainly show us how to
get more oil from the Gulf (not a compliment).
I wish Obama hadn't wasted his first year kissing
the butts of The Bitch and The Boner.
Now we're heading into an election and once again,
the White House is asleep.
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