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Conservative commentators have been quick to spin yesterday’s bizarre Palin press conference/resignation as a political masterstroke, but I’m happy to say that our own little corner of the internet has already submitted the masterpiece of the craziness-is-genius genre.

Not to go an analogy too far, but Sarah Palin seems to be taking a page from the Hollywood playbook of George Lucas.

Apparently Kurt Schlichter views “taking a page from the Hollywood playbook of George Lucas” as a good thing.  Though I guess if it’s code for “selling a massive pile of shit for a gazillion dollars” he might be on to something.

She has just completed her own introductory trilogy, and it was an astonishing success.

First, she was a fantastically successful conservative governor lurking beneath the mainstream media’s radar.  Next, she was a vice-presidential candidate who, even though she lost, still did more to electrify the base than the headliner.  Third, she has now drawn the curtain on her post-election career as a sitting governor, a period that saw her deftly turn the tables on mainstream haters like David Letterman.

So the three examples of her “astonishing success” are 1) serving, then resigning, as governor of Alaska, 2) losing a nationwide election, and 3) getting into a sissy slapfight with freaking David Letterman.  Schlichter’s willingness to view these things as signs of a successful politician points to the thing I’ve never understood about the SARAH PALIN PHENOMENON.  I completely understand the draw of a fresh face, especially one who better represents the Republican base than the Yalies who’ve run the party for so long.  But like… when someone flames out as spectacularly as Palin did, you look for someone else.  I mean, you didn’t meet many Deaniacs in 2005.

Thankfully, Schlichter has the answer to this riddle:

Again, a “Star Wars” analogy:  Remember when Darth Vader faced off with Obi-Wan Kenobi?  “If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine?”  She’s now immune from bogus legal claims and her book will not only raise her profile but set up her family financially for life.  Now Sarah is unbound, freed from the need to be up in Juneau and able to network, fundraise and even (maybe) campaign without limitation.  And the modern media environment will let her do these things without even a nod to the mainstream media (Do you think Katie Couric will ever get to ask Sarah another question?  Ha!)

Lefties, if you were responsible for her doing this, you just unleashed your strongest opponent and made her immune from your strongest attacks all at once. Ouch. It must hurt to know a woman you pride yourself on seeing as a drooling Neanderthal nitwit so thoroughly out-maneuvered you. You do see it, right?

Palin fanatics like Palin because she pisses off liberals.  That’s pretty much the only reason at this point!  They like to frame the lulz from the left as fear, but please, conservatives, I’m telling you this in all seriousness:  There is not a potential 2012 Republican candidate I fear less than Sarah Palin.  Please, meesah!  Nominate her!

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Written by dieblucasdie

July 4, 2009 at 4:57 pm

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  1. Yay! More please!

    blinky

    July 5, 2009 at 2:23 am


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