Is Sarah Palin Finally Over?
The Republicans sure hope she is. To that end, we have a new media meme developing that Palin is over. The media is no longer reporting on her Tweets or angry Facebook screeds. She’s polling like Nixon. Trump is besting her with the birthers. But Palin has a fan base like none other, and they are clinging to life support that appears pathetic at first glance, but let’s not forget that we are discussing the Republican Party here.
When’s the last time a political party was letting two quasi reality TV show “stars” duel it out for leader of the free world? This is a new low, surely, even for the party who gave us the rancher afraid of horses and the I am not a crook flop sweat of another leader Palin’s career is often now compared to. It would be foolish to count Palin out as a nominee for her party. That said, Americans are over her and that won’t change.
All that’s left in her story is the demise, or the third act, which the media will cover in rabid greed, feeding the fodder of failure gristle to the over-worked to smirk at. There will be moments of breath-holding as Americans think she will get it together, only to be fascinated by her eventual succumbing to her own demons of narcissism and denial.