Saturday, April 09, 2011

Sarah's Sustainability

Sustainability is the capacity to endure, and only by persisting long term in a particular effort (e.g. a blog, a hobby, a project) does one get a sense of what's involved to build the underlying support necessary to continue indefinitely. A campaign for the presidency also requires endurance, and Sarah Palin's numbers as a politically viable candidate for high office have been eroding and continue to fall as she fails to generate what can pass for gravitas for all but those who don't know what the word means. Simply put, Sarah Palin exploited good looks, a knack for sound bites, and the fame of a Vice-Presidential nomination to embark on self-glorifying publicity tours designed to generate as much revenue as possible.

Pundits on both sides of the spectrum have suggested that for credibility she must aggressively educate herself in the substance of world affairs and economics. But, come on, that would mean she'd have to do things like read books and my heavens, actually study something less readily understood than The Cat in the Hat. Unless we count tourist ventures for photo ops, she has yet to start.

The shooting in Tucson only mildly contributed to what was already happening regarding matters Sarah Palin. The numbers started falling in 2010, and now an NBC/WJS poll shows her negatives at 53% with only 25% positive. The woman is not running for president, and her ego won't have her run for anything else.

For the last year, we have had the refrain:

Obama (blah) Gulf oil spill. Palin blasts Obama's (blah) oil spill.
Obama (blee) Israel and the West Bank. Palin slams Obama's (blee) West Bank.
Obama (blue) earthquake in Haiti. Palin outraged at Obama's (blue) towards Haiti.
Obama (bligh) uprising in Egypt. Palin blasts Obama's (bligh) Egypt.
Obama (bluh) rebel forces in Libya. Palin slams Obama's (bluh) Libya.
Obama (bling) tsunami in Japan. Palin condemns Obama's (bling) Japan.
Obama (blewk) national budget crisis. Palin appalled at Obama's (blewk) on budget.

How long is this interesting?

Soon enough, she will occur as little more than a circus attraction. Granted, she is a fabulously wealthy circus attraction who profited handsomely by ginning up a bunch of excitement among the more primitive elements displeased with the election of “one of those.” Well played, Sarah. Now go buy an island or a ranch or a town in Montana, and stay there. Now that is something that can last a long time.

Well, maybe not.


Anonymous Another Anon said...

Glad to see this post, X4MR!

4/10/2011 3:54 PM  
Blogger Liza said...

Well, the times they are a-changin' and the masses are not responding as well as they once were to mainstream media distractions and right wing propaganda. It is becoming increasingly more difficult to ignore the global and national events that are shaping the 21st century.

Also, thanks to the new governors in Florida and Wisconsin, people have gained some insight into what a Tea Party state looks like. Many are surprised, even though everything that has happened in those two states was totally predictable before the election.

As for Palin, who cares? It seems like such a short time ago that she and her band of Wasilla hillbillies were spending like drunk sailors at Neiman Marcus and Saks on the RNC's dime in search of a respectable image. Now, almost three years later, she has made tens of millions of dollars as the right wing's favorite female grifter. Only in America...

But, rest assured, nothing short of election fraud on a historic level could get this woman to the top of a presidential ticket. It just isn't going to happen, ever.

Palin is already a freak show, and she will keep it up until it is no longer profitable.

Welcome back to your blog, X4mr.

4/11/2011 10:17 AM  
Blogger The Navigator said...

What I would add to what x4mr and Liza have said is the departure of Glenn Beck from Fox News as his hate speech and doomsday drama ratings tanked.

No doubt Beck will find some soap box from which to spew his venom, but it will be to the same fringe nut jobs that have always been around. Maybe Beck will end up in Idaho wearing fatigues and preparing for the Islamic invasion of Boise. Either that, or he could join Sarah on a moose hunt.

4/11/2011 10:43 AM  
Blogger Grant said...

She's certainly reactionary. It's hard to point to a position of her's that isn't reacting to someone else's proposal.

That method has worked fairly well for her since she popped up on McCain's campaign, but it's hard to comment on the longevity of it. We really just have to wait and see.

4/11/2011 3:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Donald Trump has been getting very vocal, and the latest poll shows him in almost front runner status among Republicans. Most of his support came at the expense of Palin.

Sometimes I think Republicans would elect the village idiot.

Oh, right. They've done that already.

4/12/2011 5:18 PM  

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