Skip to comments.Obama Benefits in Having Palin as His Foil
Posted on 01/18/2011 8:13:57 PM PST by Nachum
There was Sarah Palin again Monday, assuring Sean Hannity on Fox News that she was not going to be silenced, no matter what abuse might come her way. Other people are facing much greater hardships and making greater sacrifices than I am in just engaging in debate, said the woman who reportedly made $250,000 per episode of her recently concluded reality show.
She added, several times, This isnt about me.
A lot of Republicans in Washington certainly wish that were the case. But as the new House majority begins its push this week to scale back the Obama agenda, it seems that the president now has, in Ms. Palin, something he badly needed after a punishing election season: the ideal political foil.
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Where have I seen that smiling smug?
They now have their new marching orders and renewed vigor.
Yep, they don't get a good rise with using the Bush bogeyman anymore.
Given television is a liberal bastion, I wonder to what end the this out of context, snarky little comment was intended?
Oh, my, I think you’ve got it! Even their ears are the same shape!
There was in interesting article on NRO, that traced the liberal fear and need to control conservatives to an old article in Harper’s magazine, by Hofstadter in the late sixties. Hofstadter declared in the article that conservatives were evil and greedy and needed to be feared and controlled. Leftist academics have considered Hofstadter to be the definitive word on politics ever since and have been using this old article to mold the minds of a couple of generations of college students.
In other words, the left really believes in EVIL and they think we are it and that right is on the left, always, no matter what.
That's not correct, is it? I thought the show cost Discovery $1M per episode, but that's not all pure profit to Sarah Palin -- $250k/episode after costs might actually be on the mark.
I’m not privy to their contract, but I’ve read the $1 million dollar figure at several news websites.