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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Wrestling with Sarah Palin

No one goes off quite like Matt Taibbi and now he has gone off on poor Sarah Palin. He does give her her due as a "gifted" politicians who leaves a Rush Limbaugh "in the dust." His conclusion:

She is the country’s first WWE politician — a cartoon combatant who inspires stadiums full of frustrated middle American followers who will cheer for her against whichever villain they trot out, be it Newsweek, Barack Obama, Katie Couric, Steve Schmidt, the Mad Russian, Randy Orton or whoever. Her followers will not know that she is the perfect patsy for our system, designed as it is to channel popular anger in any direction but a useful one, and to keep the public tied up endlessly in pointless media melees over meaningless nonsense (melees of the sort that develop organically around Palin everywhere she goes). Like George W. Bush, even Palin herself doesn’t know this, another reason she’s such a perfect political tool.

1 comment:

QueuePublic said...

I agree with Matt; she is indeed a perfect political "tool." John McCain unwittingly released her on us when a minority population of restless far-right wingers and anti-intellectuals were seeking a path to vent their frustration over their imminent loss to a man of intelligence... and color.

Palin is an unwitting tool, but a tool nonetheless; McCain should have known better. Then again, if it weren't Sarah, it'd be someone else waiting in the wings. There really is a movement on the right, supported by the collective lowest common denominator intellects of this troubled nation.