Why I Still Watch Palin Like A Hawk
- In today's volatile, recession-angry political climate, a nut-case like Palin, able to channel populist resentments while sucking every last dollar out of the media-conservative complex, remains dangerous. The NYT has a good profile today. Her ability to lie and lie and lie and get away with it, her indisputable charisma and sex appeal, and her fathomless ignorance make her a rogue indeed. So rogue that even Bill Kristol has now publicy claimed to be "disappointed" in her endorsement of Rand Paul, because it might imply some small dissent from the global war-machine he wants the bankrupt US to become. (No worries, Bill. Since Israel is where Armageddon takes place, one of your core reasons for backing her remains intact). I note also that even John Coale, her one-time strong ally and husband of Greta Van Susteren, is offering a tiny veiled critique:
Great writing! Hitting the nail on the head!