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What's that word that describes Sarah Palin's assessment of her own abilities? Starts with a "D" and ends with "-lusional?"


Posted by flamingbanjo | October 28, 2008 9:13 AM

I'm really not sure what to think about the notion that Palin might try to become a prominent figure in national politics (and possibly run in 2012).

On the one hand, maybe she will draw off the social conservative loonies from the far right (maybe into a 3rd party, maybe just a faction of the Repubs), leaving room for the core Repubs to return to their small govt., fiscal conservative origins. This could lead to (1) a more reasonable core Republican party and (2) Democratic dominance due to a fracture in the Republican party.

However, if Obama's first term does not go well (i.e., the shitstorm we've gotten ourselves into is not easily fixed in four years), and if the American people forget that they thought she was completely unqualified in 2008... Maybe she has a chance.

I just realized that I'm already worrying about 2012. Awesome. The mark of a true Democrat...

Posted by Julie in Chicago | October 28, 2008 9:27 AM

Oh DRAMA!@#!@# Blessed panic-ridden GOP Drama! May it always be this way (clicking heels 3 times)

Posted by Fred34 | October 28, 2008 9:32 AM

I thought it was the democrats who were supposed to be the masters of the circular firing squad.

Posted by Reverse Polarity | October 28, 2008 9:34 AM

I believe the term we're looking for is "eating their own". Forgive my schadenfreude but DAMN I'm having fun. How is it that the Democrats are the ones who have our shit together this time? Let this be a reminder-- 8 years in the wilderness can sometimes be a blessing.

Posted by Suze | October 28, 2008 9:40 AM

The only reason she was picked is because Bill Kristol loves her so much. I think the far right couldn't give a shit about McCain... They're just using him to get Palin into office.

Posted by Porkchop Sandwiches! | October 28, 2008 9:56 AM


Another unsubstantial link. I know it's "go to pressses day," but c'mon!

Posted by Jennifer | October 28, 2008 10:01 AM

I think it's funny there even is a "Palin camp." Has she been doing this long enough to have a camp?

Posted by elenchos | October 28, 2008 10:06 AM

I'm surprised no one's yet commented on the most important point of this post -- just how much of the ozone layer has Palin single-handedly destroyed by using products to keep her hair up like that?

Posted by freshnycman | October 28, 2008 10:12 AM

@8: I think you're reading it wrong. The term "Palin camp" refers to a style of dress and demeanor that is deliberately kitschy, folksy and over-the-top.

Posted by flamingbanjo | October 28, 2008 10:23 AM

Palin camp = Todd Palin

Posted by keshmeshi | October 28, 2008 10:23 AM

@11 Don't forget the kids! I'm sure they're on her side.

Posted by Julie in Chicago | October 28, 2008 10:32 AM

It's easy to gloat, but in poltics the worm has a way of turning. No matter how the Democrats conduct themselves over the next four years it is clear that the Republicans will orchestrate a constant and withering attack. The Ds will have to work very hard to make them and Mr. Obama successful.

Posted by Vince | October 28, 2008 10:52 AM


Yeah, but they're probably not making statements to the press, pushing back against McCain's advisors, etc.

Posted by keshmeshi | October 28, 2008 10:57 AM

If I were Johm McCain or his andvisors (and I am v. glad I am not), I would be working out a way to trash Palin so badly her future political career would be over. Since she has regularly gone off topic, does not follow strategic advice, and has obviously decided to use her nomination as a launching pad, she has reneged on her compact with McCain to support his run. Not that I am at all sorry about any of that. I just hope they eventually leak all the real dirt they have on her and bring her down as badly as she did them.

Posted by inkweary | October 28, 2008 11:59 AM

@13, That's what happened to Clinton, but the hope is that the Republicans will be so busy attacking each other this time that they won't have time to attack Obama. Or that their attacks will be reduced to screaming "redistributionist!" and then getting huffy when everybody rolls their eyes at them. What we're seeing is the political worm turning on the Republicans.

Posted by Ramdu | October 28, 2008 1:33 PM

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