Many of us in the blogosphere have been unable to ignore the nearly constant tittering of Andrew Sullivan as he exposes every single bit of misinformation former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin states.
I can't speak for anyone else, but personally I am fine with it, and I think the reason Sullivan is so obsessive over this is that he shares my fear that the 2012 election will feature Sarah Palin. The conservative movement in this country has no real candidate. The GOP, bless there little hearts (if you can find them) has seemingly decided that conservativism isn't as fun as anti-Democratic-shouting, and has seemingly adopted the attitude that Barack Obama is a Dalit, and despite anything Sarah Palin says (gems like "Levi's [Playgirl] pictures are like porn" obviously they are like porn, Sarah, that is why they are in Playgirl) is probably the Fifth Canonical Gospel.
I have this real fear that I won't have a candidate in favor of large budget cuts, just Obama vs. Lying Liar. I have nitemares where I can't vote for a candidate that argues for state rights over Federal consolidation of power, instead I'll have Obama vs. What Are the Anti-Federalist Papers? I have this suspicion that I won't have a candidate that is pro-science while still fiscally conservative (e.g. with NIH budgeting), instead I'll have Obama vs. In God We Delude Ourselves.
It's not like Sullivan, or I, can waste our vote on Barr. And although Obama has done a fair job by my book, and I voted for him (happily) in 2008, it was as much a vote against the GOP as it was a vote for Mr. Obama. My hope is that a true conservative, an old school one, that will reduce Federal spending (including and especially military spending and efforts) will emerge and take the GOP nomination. Right now, however, it looks like there is a very real chance a narcissistic sociopath will be the Republican candidate.
Sullivan documents all her lies, all her hypocrisies, and all her egomania not as much because he is obsessed with her, but because he, like me, is mortally afraid of a world where she is the best opposition to unchecked liberalism that can be mustered.
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