By Sarah Jones
Conservatives for Palin is rejoicing for the same reason some of you now have a dark cloud of fear hanging over your Saturday night. The fundie vote is up for grabs now that Huckabee is out and the second in line candidate is Sarah Palin. Yes, that’s right. Sarah Blood Libel Palin.
One day years ago, after the sportscaster fill-in job didn’t work out, a young Sarah Palin told a friend she wanted to be President one day. Today she wants it so bad she chokes on her own bitterness every time she has to say “Obama”. Palin has still not managed to disguise her anger and pettiness; it seeps through the hockey mom persona, visible in the curl of her lip and the jab of her accusatory fingers.
As always with Sarah, nothing she does makes any sense, leaving the pundits in the dark about her 2012 intentions. For example, it doesn’t look like she has a machine ready to run. She just parted ways with Scheunemann, her foreign policy adviser and only holdover from the McCain “Straight Talk Express” days, and is now palling around with Peter Schweizer, a fellow at the Hoover Institution and a former Brietbart blogger slash foreign policy adviser. Plus, we all know Palin doesn’t like to work. She quit her job, after all.
But she quit her job as citizen watchdog on the Energy Commission and used that to propel herself to the Governor’s mansion eventually. Who knew that quitting could be a stepping-stone? But in Sarah Palin’s case, it has been.
Sarah has ignored the advice of nearly every adviser out there, from Roger Ailes to Steve Schmidt and her polls reflect this. Palin is prone to paranoia and because of this, she doesn’t have many people she trusts. Or rather, there is no one she trusts.
Palin has made a seemingly endless stream of steady mistakes in the two and a half years since her powerful entrance to the national political scene. Through all of these transgressions, Palin has emerged relatively unscathed. Ironically the single largest thing that brought Palin down was her Blood Libel video. Americans loathe self-pity and Palin showed her propensity for it a little too clearly in that homage to her sense of victimhood and entitlement.
But she has kept a loyal following of far right conservatives and fundamentalists and given the way the Republican primaries work, Palin has a shot at winning her party’s nomination.
Palin is an enigma; she never governed like the rabid right winger she presents herself to be today on one hand – in fact, she was the most socialist governor we’ve had in a while – but on the other hand, she has always been a viciously competitive person who has never shied from using Evangelical siren calls of Jesus to further her ends. And Sarah Palin’s end is power.
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