Sunday, July 12, 2009

Recommended Reading

Frank Rich on the aftermath of the Palin resignation, and what it says about the increasingly narrow constituency to which she caters. I think this segment here pretty much nails it:
The essence of Palinism is emotional, not ideological. Yes, she is of the religious right, even if she winks literally and figuratively at her own daughter’s flagrant disregard of abstinence and marriage. But family-values politics, now more devalued than the dollar by the philandering of ostentatiously Christian Republican politicians, can only take her so far. The real wave she’s riding is a loud, resonant surge of resentment and victimization that’s larger than issues like abortion and gay civil rights.
More at the link.

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