If it were socialism, its critics would be unheard from, in jail, in Siberia, under heavy sedation or other psychiatric drugs… or dead.
How soon we forget.
…politically, despite every national-media stunt in the world, even a tell-all book about her ten weeks in the dimming Arctic sun(?), unless she gets some of what the kids call “game.” Have we already forgotten that her relative inexperience is why so many McCain backers and other Republicans (and others, even racists and disappointed Hilary-backers) couldn’t bring themselves to vote for that ticket in the end? Resigning early from her one term as governor of one of the least-populous and remotest states in the Union [Federation, actually], even so long before she could run for Congress next November, is a major miscalculation if she still wants “in” with national politics in the near or mid-term future. Especially going out under a cloud of more than a dozen-and-a-half ethics charges. It’s chutzpah, really. Leaving office shouldn’t absolve her of any impropriety she might be responsible for anyway … unless Alaska is more lawless or politically inbred than I realized.
BTW, after she shamelessly subjected her eldest daughter to national exposure for her “youthful indiscretion” as a political stunt, she’s one to upbraid Dave Letterman for, yes, a tasteless joke, as it turned out unknowingly against her middle daughter. But blood is thicker than water, and I don’t know that Willow, an innocent minor, is truly what we journalists call a public figure, so Dave stepped on a rake and got whacked in the face. Shrug.
And for saying she wants to campaign for “conservative” Democrats, ie, against rational Republicans [if there are any left in America], the GOP that made her such a sensation so recently should break her, just like we ditched Joe Lieberman for the same reason. Freedom of speech and expression are one thing, but if you take the Party’s coin (or wardrobe!!) you have to sing its tune at least a little while. It’s not like the Repugs have gotten reason yet after their big blowout, if Rush ‘I Hope America Fails’ Limbaugh and Co. are any indication … so that Sarah would feel betrayed by them. Near as I can tell they’re still in goose-step together, the Party of Racism, Recession, Corruption, Illegal Spying, Arab Oil, Global-Warming Devastation, Nuking Iran, “Liberal”-Conspiracy Theories, Stolen Elections, Government-Supported “Conservative” Religion, and Anti-Latina.
Cui bono, guys and girl? Certainly not your voters!
The MSM keeps saying that the latest GOP talking point — to keep Democrats from controlling “every branch of government” * — is an appeal to independent voters. But that’s ridiculous, because the GOP was certainly OK with single-party control of ALL THREE BRANCHES 2000-2006! (Not counting the Reagan, Bush I, and Clinton [sic] administrations, and fake Democrats in Congress all along!!)
No, this is really just more “red meat for the base.” I think they’re afraid the “base” will stay home with all the polls pointing to a Democratic sweep of the Executive and Legislative Branches … so this is to make sure they come out even if McCain/Palin look like they’re losing, to try to keep Congress at least. Independents certainly aren’t interested in single-party control of ALL THREE BRANCHES again!
Nevermind that it looks like the national Republican Party seems to be splintering, McCain’s campaign now professing doubt they’ll (re)take Congress, and Congressional candidates doubting they’ll retain the White House. Watch for them to turn their daggers on each other/eat their young in these final days.
Speaking of talking points, how come the MSM keep playing the same tired McSame/Failin’ lies without contradicting them with objective research? When the Nazis did this, it was the Big Lie Strategy — keep saying it till the people believe it. “He said/she said” political coverage isn’t journalism, just PR!
(*–Last time I checked, the Supreme Court wasn’t up in this election, and was still firmly in Repug control … unless they think President Obama will try to pull an FDR and threaten to nominate extra Justices to the Court! [There’s an idea…!])