Monday, February 08, 2010

2008 Redux: Sarah Palin

Why settle for being a half-wit VP nominee when you can become a movement? Sarah Palin, former Governor of Alaska turned FOX News talking head, is now the spiritual leader of the Tea Party Movement and homegirl is fired up and ready to go.

At the movement's first ever national convention this past weekend, Sarah came out swinging at President Obama, "how's that hopey-changey thing workin' for you?" (NYT) she asked, followed by "we need a commander in chief, not a professor of law."

Such spunk for someone who was barely a Governor and who is barely literate. If you think I'm being a liberal bully, I strongly encourage you to read "Game Change," which chronicles (yes, in a dishy kinda way) the ups and downs of the 2008 Presidential race with a startling portrait of Palin's incompetence and insolence.

As much as one would like to poke fun at Palin and her merry band of nasty Americans who see conspiracy and death panels lurking where other, more even-keeled citizens see an opportunity for our country to live to its full potential as a haven for freedom and responsible government, the threat she poses is very real. She's got an eye on 2012 and let me tell you, we could very well re-live a Reagan-Carter upset if the Dems don't wop this bitch upside the head.

If you thought the Bush years created a fissure in the American conscience, Palin and the Tea Baggers are poised to tear our nation to shreds, leaving no one spared in their wake, with flags waving and guns a'blazin'. While they claim to be looking forward, the group has no identity lest it looks back - back to the ubris of 2008 when anything seemed possible as the White House was up for grabs, and even farther back to colonial times. The Dems own vision and forward-thinking, let's not give it up so easily to a photogenic, preening ne'er do well with a shrill voice and hum-dinger sound bites.