Given my lack of posting at all I hope I can be forgiven for double-posting on the Palin endorsement of Trump.
Consider me officially out of the Sarah Palin fan club. It’s been a long time coming, but here it is.
Up until yesterday you might have gotten me to be a Palin apologist. She was treated poorly by McCain’s stooges, Steve Schmidt and Nicolle Wallace, who did not even remotely understand the great gift that they had squandered. This gave license (-as if they needed it) for the major media to crucify her.
When properly prepared, she could give a damn good speech. Once upon a time even her off the cuff stuff wasn’t too bad. Obama had in fact palled around with terrorists, namely Ayres. “Drill baby, drill” was not only right, but downright prescient. In stark contrast to Obama and the progressive movement generally, she once displayed a healthy epistemological humility that folks like me appreciate in a politician — the kind of humility that keeps a person from trying to half-assedly socialize a fifth of the economy with some slap-dash legislation that nobody ever bothered to read.
Naturally, after her career as an office-holder was clearly over, she got lazy. I get it. I’m lazy too. If I could be paid to crack-wise at CPAC with Big Gulp in hand I’d do it in a heartbeat.
But this Trump endorsement… dang. I just can’t wrap my head around that one.