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The Great Country of Africa [Nov. 6th, 2008|08:13 am]
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The long knives come out. Couple this with reports that the Palins actually charged much more than $150K on clothes, behind the McCain Campaign's back, and you have a picture forming, of the Republican Party scapegoating their great high-heeled hope. Sad, really. I don't precisely feel sorry for Sarah Palin -- she is a world class dunderhead, after all -- but I think that the better part of valor for Republicans would be to move on without carving her up.

[User Picture]From: eccles
2008-11-06 02:59 pm (UTC)
Unless picking Palin was part of a conspiracy to throw the election on purpose so that the Republicans wouldn't have to deal with the mess they've created, let the Democrats take the blame then sweep back into power in four years.
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[User Picture]From: chaircrusher
2008-11-06 03:17 pm (UTC)
I don't think the Republicans are that cynical, and even if they were, their own sense of the 'fierce urgency of now' would preclude them running a long con like that.

It's always important to remember that when you get that 'jesus fuck what the fucking fuck is going on?' feeling, that the movers and shakers have that same feeling too.

Both parties have the same problem -- there's a power elite who may or may not share the true faith of their teeming masses of supporters. The power elite is always playing their own game which sometimes coincides with that of their constituency, and sometimes has other motivations -- notably, power hates to lose power.

But when it comes to making decisions, it's a fallacy that there is arcane knowledge available only to the elite. They're mostly working from the same knowledge base we do, and if anything the inside scoop they may have often is more a distraction than a help.

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[User Picture]From: speicus
2008-11-06 05:18 pm (UTC)
It's especially sad/ironic/typical considering how mock-offended the right was about criticizing Palin mere days ago.
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[User Picture]From: angryrobot
2008-11-07 07:54 am (UTC)
Thank god they didn't reveal any of that until after the election!
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[User Picture]From: iamskye
2008-11-07 07:29 pm (UTC)
The strategists in the GOP know that if the Palin fundie wing takes over the party, they're not going to be electable for a good long time. Expect a lot more of this from the various camps (Romney etc) until the power vacuum is filled.
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