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Wednesday, September 03, 2008
"The Case Against the Case Against Palin": Continuing, for the mo', our all-Palin all-the-time format, we note that a liberal (of course) blogger at The New Republic has generously passed on to readers an e-mail he received from "a very good friend, who is a lifelong Alaskan and one of the smartest people I know," offering a "word of caution to those (yes, like me [blogger Christoper Orr]) inclined to take Sarah Palin lightly."

There you can read, inter alia:
Palin slaughtered the incumbent in the primary--posting a 30 point margin of victory--and went on to win the general (over a former Democratic governor) without seeming to break a sweat. She then quickly fulfilled an implicit campaign promise by slapping down ExxonMobil, BP, and ConocoPhillips in negotiations over a proposed Alaska natural gas pipeline, even though they, too, by all accounts, were well prepared to dine on her tender little frame. Not bad for a lightweight....

What the Republicans missed about Sarah Palin then--and what the Democrats seem poised to miss now--is that she is a true political savant; a candidate with a knack for identifying the key gripes of the populace and packaging herself as the solution. That keen political nose has enabled her to routinely outperform her resume. Nearly two years into her administration, she still racks up approval ratings of 80 per cent or better.
And a lot more. Hat-tip: FAD

Sarah Palin will be the first woman to be President.

Sarah Palin is the new Reagan.

Sarah Palin will give birth to the man who will lead humanity’s war against the machines.