Consider: “Sarah Palin” is a Mr. Met–like mascot wielded by the Democratic National Committee

A Working Theory of 2013-Era Sarah Palin
BY Juli Weiner

Theory: like everyone else paying attention to the 2008 presidential election and its aftermath, the lesson Sarah Palin took away from the experience was that the current Republican party was a confused, often self-defeating entity with an electoral strategy as shopworn as many of its social policies. “For the G.O.P. to have nominated me,” Palin might have thought five years ago, “there has to be some very unstable Balkanization within the party. Do I really want to be a part of that?”

Smash cut to November 2008. John McCain and his misbegotten ticket loses the White House, and Sarah Palin, the party’s newest star, is shipped off back to Alaska. While it appears that in the interim, she has outwardly funneled her energies in an exclusively self-promotional way (that terrible reality show, that other terrible reality show with the dancing, the poorly reviewed book, the insane “tour,” etc.) what if . . . what appears to be cynicism-tinged avarice is actually black-ops subterfuge?

[Dramatic violin.]

Consider: “Sarah Palin” is a Mr. Met–like mascot wielded by the Democratic National Committee—working in conjunction with the G.O.P.-disillusioned ex-politician Sarah Palin—in order to increase excitement (and therefore fundraising) for various otherwise-low-profile Democratic candidates.

The evidence: Politico reports that this last fiscal quarter, Alaska Democratic senator Mark Begich “raised nearly $1 million . . . his strongest quarter so far.” What’s changed since quarter one? Oh, just the rumored entry of one Sarah Palin into the race! Corroborating evidence: the Democratic National Committee, though not usually known for its political savvy, would have to have realized that Begich vs. Sarah Palin makes for a far more attention-grabbing race than Begich vs. Alaska’s Lieutenant Governor, Some Guy. Palin—Groucho Marx–like—feels unwilling to join any party so desperate to have her co-lead it, and is happy to aid and abet the competition.

Conclusion: liberals, don’t feel outrage toward Palin. Feel indebted.


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. WakeUpAmerica
    Jul 17, 2013 @ 07:52:46

    LOL! Julie Weiner may be on to something. If so, then Palin is finally useful for something!


  2. dragonpuff
    Jul 17, 2013 @ 11:26:30

    Yes, yes, Sarah has always been a useful idiot for democrats. Her supporters would turn inside out if they only accepted that the hate she injected through her screeching discourse these last four years had a whole lot to do with our president’s re-election.

    Thanks Sarah!


  3. lisab1138
    Jul 17, 2013 @ 13:30:29

    I’m sorry, but I resent the idea that dumbasses like Sarah are useful. They pollute everything with their populist snark, and make it impossible for people who like to carefully consider policy as a tool to solve problems to get any work done.

    So whoop-de-doo for Begich. What the world needs is NOT more money spent on elections, but more interest and effort in actually creating good government. Palin and her ilk are the fart joke that ruins what might be a decent discussion.


  4. Neil
    Jul 17, 2013 @ 13:56:11

    Please don’t pick on Mr. Met.He is nonpolitical and never says a word.sarah palin on the other hand is a complete asshole.


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