Skip to comments.Matt Latimer On Sarah Palin's Enduring Appeal
Posted on 10/21/2009 6:55:11 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
In a Daily Beast op-ed the former Bush speech writer says Sarah Palin is still the class of the 2012 field, and she's not going away anytime soon. Why? Because the rank and file are fed up with the establishment Republicans who have almost drained all of the "Grand" out of the Grand Old party, and they see Palin as the cure for the disease they carry.
A few excerpts:
The latest news in Washington is that the conservative Minnesota governor (and potential 2012 presidential contender) has caught the eye of the citys top Republican gurus. You remember them. The same guys who last year treated voters to the John McCain experience and whose keen advice left President Bush with a 22 percent approval rating as a parting gift for his eight years in office.
Not long ago, McCain's campaign honcho, Steve Schmidt, a veteran of Bush-Rove world, publicly labeled a possible Palin presidential candidacy "catastrophic." The smooth-pated Schmidt looked like an angry pit boss asking security to remove a patron who was winning too many chips against the house.
After all, does anyone truly think Sarah Palin can be the 2012 GOP nominee? To borrow a phrase from everyone's favorite Alaskan, you betcha!
The rank-and-file are tired of the bland phonies running the GOP. They are tired of Republican compromises that bloated spending and expanded the federal government. And they feel helpless against a team of buddies running each campaign more cynically than the last.
If the grand poo-bahs of the GOP think they can find someone to push her aside, their pickings seem drearily slim.
Latimer's op-ed is a refreshing change for the Daily Beast, a website which has attacked Sarah Palin relentlessly, and in the nastiest manner. We're saving the best quote from the piece for Friday's QOTD, but it's not hard to spot if you read the entire article.
McCain, Snowe, Graham, and Collins must be marginalized.
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