I've been thinking a lot about Palin since Senator Specter changed parties yesterday. (Sorry, Senator Lieberman once we get to sixty you're not even allowed to caucus with us anymore.) The core of Specter's message yesterday, not between the lines but on the page, is that the Republican base is batshit crazy. They care far more about ideological purity than about winning elections. Said Specter: "I am unwilling to have my 29-year Senate record judged by the Pennsylvania Republican primary electorate."
That the only Republicans "left behind" are religious right, global warming denying, anti-immigration purists opens the door, wide and windy, for Sarah Palin to win primaries in 2012. We may laugh at the "I am Sarah Palin" video now, but, um, they are.
I downloaded this one from the 2008 campaign just in case it falls down the memory hole. Nevermind the comedy gold of Pammy standing up for what's right (wing) in front of a giant bikini butt painting.
I don't know how to tell my readers this:
I am not Sarah Palin.
It's so hard to prove a negative, but maybe this image will work?
Oh gosh, you betcha, that's just liberal elitism.