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Sarah Palin: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

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The alternative press are, as usual, giving us the thoughtful coverage that we ought to be getting from the mainstream media.  In this piece, by Randy Shaw in BeyondChron, we have some insight into aspects of the Palin candidacy that no one else seems to be noticing at all.

One of the least covered aspects of Sarah Palin is that she almost exclusively appears before crowds of far-right voters in communities that are solidly Republican. The New York Times finally addressed this on October 7, describing how those attending Palin’s Florida rallies were among the less than 25% of the population that thinks George W. Bush is doing a good job.

Palin is rallying this conservative base not to elect McCain, which even she knows is now a lost cause, but to position herself and her ideology at the center of a newly constituted Republican Party. This explains her increasingly incendiary attacks on Obama, which hurt McCain but help position Palin at the center of the post-2008 Republican Party. …

BeyondChron: San Francisco’s Alternative Online Daily News » Sarah Palin: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Author: Bill

Stumbling down the Middle Path, one day at a time.

One thought on “Sarah Palin: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

  1. Thanks for posting this one! The prospect of a Palin revolution is scary–but in my mind, unlikely. We’ll see.

    I believe it seems unlikely to the writer as well. He sees her as a dividing force that will create a chasm in the Pubs for quite a while.
    Good to hear from you. Europe still there?

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