July 24, 2009

The best analysis of PDS I've read so far...

...comes from this liberal feminist blogger.  Yes, really.  Read the whole thing.

(Thanks to Mare.)

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July 04, 2009

Thoughts on Palin's resignation

Not sure what it is she's doing.  A part of me thinks she's had enough, and is leaving the political realm.  I wouldn't blame her, and I'd never fault her, I've never seen such a vicious assault on the character of another human being.  It will still be a huge coup for the left, the media and the RINOs and their one party regime if that is what she's doing. 

A lot of people think she'll run in 2012 or 2016, and she's leaving Alaska to devote herself full time to getting ready.  Entirely possible, and I hope that's what she's doing.  This is going to sound counterintuitive, I think most people would tell her to lay low, do private dinners for Senatorial, Congressional and Gubernatorial candidates, and study, study, study, I think she needs to do that, but laying low is not the way to go for any more than six months.  There's one thing Palin has that no one in the GOP leadership has, and that's political charisma, and the ability to speak and lead. 

She needs to start small, speaking for some candidates running for offices, and use that to rebuild and reorganize her base of support, then start doing her own speaking appearances until she's drawing big crowds like she was during the 2008 election cycle.  She should go light on doing the political endorsement stuff.  She needs to ignore the media completely, working through talk radio and friendly websites and social networking sites. 

Starve the media, walk right by NBC's fucking cameras, and talk to the conservative blogger with the Handi-Cam.  She's also going to have to stage a coup against the GOP leadership by cutting their knees out from under them.  She needs to become the voice of opposition to Obama and the Democrats.  Actually, it might be more filling a vacuum than staging a coup. 

She's not going to need, or want much of the establishment's support.  She shouldn't expect the establishment's help.  They'll betray her.  Besides, who needs the establishment when you can assemble an army of volunteers in no time?  I bet she could rival Obama's organization if she plays her cards right.  The fact that she and her family have been savaged by opposition is only going to make that more intense.  This is a huge part of what fuels the Palinistas zeal for defending her.

There's going to be a strong thirst for revenge against the left, the media, the RINOs and the inverabrate GOP leadership, either in 2012 or 2016, and if Palin is up to the task, she can lead the charge.  Gonna be interesting.  All that said, if the GOP doesn't find someone to lead and rebuild things by 2016, the whole party is going to collapse. 

*  Clearly I'm not the only one thinking this way.

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