Monday, May 30th, 2011
My Dear America:
While the swirls of Patriotism are in the wind on this special day, Memorial Day, 2011, into the hometown of the American Congress and President rides the stranger than fiction hot chick on a Harley, Sarah Palin. At a biker rally on the Washington, D.C. mall here comes Sarah dressed in biker chick clothing and wearing a military helmet. Can any sight be more patriotic than that.
She is also on the first leg of her "One Nation" bus tour and has just bought a house in Arizona, a place where they claim to understand Sarah Palin and her strange ideals.
When you think about it there is nothing short of amazement when you try to understand the transformation of Sarah Palin from the Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska to the Governor of Alaska, to Republican Vice Presidential Candidate in 2008, to Author and Fox News Analyst (Analyst - Right) to possible Republican Presidential Candidate and major obsession of the Republican and Democratic Party, as well as the American News media.
How in the world did we let this happen and allow Sarah Palin to dominate our lives for this long and allow her to progress to the point where she might end up being the 2012 Republican Candidate for President. Well, to be honest she is a step up from Donald Trump and Newt Gingrich, but not much of a step up.
Why are Americans so obsessed,, either positively or negatively, with Sarah. She apparently is just hard to forget. We seem to forget her embarassingly hokey stump speeches in 2008. We forget that John McCain's Campaign leaders were reluctant to let her talk to the media immediately after she was nominated at the Republican Convention. We seem to forget how she paraded her unmarried pregnant daughter and her future son in law, as well as her handicapped infant around the Convention and then the country. We seem to forget the embarassing answer to Katie Couric's simple (obviously Trick) question about her reading habits. We seem to forget that she was investigated in Alaska for her efforts to fire her ex Brother in Law from the Alaska Sate Police. We also seem to forget that when the pastures became greener (financially) Sarah dropped the Alaskan Governorship like a bad habit and made money hand over fist on the lecture circuit and from her first book.
Laurence O'Donnell makes a good point when he states that Fox news has fired other possible Presidential contenders like Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich but has kept on Sarah and Mike Huckabee, knowing full well that they will not run. That may well be true but oddly enough Roger Ailes, Fox News head has been quoted as calling Palin "Stupid".
The truth is that Sarah Palin, star of the Discovery Channel's enormously successful, "Sarah Palin's Alaska" series, may not be nearly as stupid as we all thought. She is an opportunist of epic proportions and as the list of Republican Presidential hopefuls dwindles, her name has suddenly risen to the top of recent Republican Primary polls and we should not make the same mistake we have made in the past, which is counting her out of the Presidential Race before she takes herself out.
The truth is also that the Republican Presidential Presidential Primary field is so riddled with awful, candidates that in a field like this Sarah Palin may once again prove that truth is stranger than fiction.
Watch out Republican Party, I don't think Sarah Palin is done with you yet nor are you done with her.