Sunday, July 12, 2009

Frank Rich on Sarah Palin: Leading the GOP's Self-Pity Movement

New York Times columnist Frank Rich calls 'em as he sees 'em.

In his column today, Rich points his rhetorical guns at Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, leader of the "dwindling" Republican ranks.

Here's a tasty sample:
She is not just the party’s biggest star and most charismatic television performer; she is its only star and charismatic performer. Most important, she stands for a genuine movement: a dwindling white nonurban America that is aflame with grievances and awash in self-pity as the country hurtles into the 21st century and leaves it behind. Palin gives this movement a major party brand and political plausibility that its open-throated media auxiliary, exemplified by Glenn Beck, cannot.
The entire Rich column can be found here.


Mike Licht said...

Governor Palin's record of resentments was chronicled by Noam Scheiber before the election.


Sarah Palin has only one member of the media to blame for her treatment: herself.

She has a degree in journalism and worked as a reporter and TV sportscaster.


Tulsan said...

She has gone about as far as she can go politically as someone possessing strong political instincts, but without brains, knowledge or scruples.

Her political instinct may have informed her of this.

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