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.