I've been on a number of Liberal and Conservative blogs alike. Many have been chatting away about Sarah Palin's decision to step down.
The Liberals are happy about it, in a sense, because they never liked her.
The conservatives are happy about it, because Sarah Palin can do no wrong in their eyes.
And that makes me afraid.
The right talks about the "Obamassiah" and "the One" on the left.
For those on the right, that is Sarah Palin.
On one blog, I read a conservative blogger defend Palin's decision:
"She didn't quit! What are you smoking?"
Um, what? She didn't quit when she...quit?
If Sarah Palin is all we have to offer in 2012, we are done for. As David Frum writes over at New Majority,
...[we] are afraid that Palin’s distinctive combination of sex appeal, self-pity, and cultural resentment has a following in today’s GOP. We are afraid that it is not utterly inconceivable that she could win the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, and we are afraid that if she did so she would lead the party to a 1964-style debacle, accompanied by unnecessary losses down the ballot.
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