Wonder Woman…

It’s official…

Sarah Palin is slowly sowing the seeds for 2012.

Granted, all of this is contingent on actually losing but I don’t think Palin being more of her zany, maverick self is an accident.

When she first burst on to the scene with her snarky, pseudo-folksy convention speech, the world base was in love and the rest was just curious. Then it was the stump speeches and three interviews that were less than stellar.

No press conference (still hasn’t happened really) and no real impromptu questions.

Now, $150,000 wardrobe in tow, Palin seems willing to take on the world. A few days ago as she was about to board the plane, some reporters asked her some questions and she stopped to take them… despite her handler saying ‘thanks guys’ about a million times. She complained about pulling out of Michigan and said if she had it her way she wouldn’t do robocalls.

Naturally, all of this could be chalked up to simple coincidence.

Except if you’ve caught any of her recent interviews, it is becoming more and more apparent Palin is finding her own super conservative stride. Now, people like me may cringe at this but this is precisely what the ‘base’ wants from their candidates. It’s not a well kept secret that Evangelicals were never high on McCain because he was kinda cool with abortion, wanted to leave marriage to the states (as opposed to DOMA) and is okay with stem cell research.

Choice for women, civil liberties for fags and science that could take us into the 21st century? Can’t have that…

So when he picked Palin, he brought along a host of voters who probably would have just stayed home because Lord knows they wouldn’t vote for the Muslim, socialist, liberal, celebrity, brown guy.

In her, super conservatives finally felt like they have a politician who is down for their cause and in the last few days, she’s proving them correct.

Recently, she told James ‘Focus on the Family’ Dobson that she “absolutely” believed McCain would apply the Republican Platform (getting rid of the three things I listed above) if he was elected. That’s quite the corner to paint your running mate into don’t you think? Especially when his voting record (with maybe the exception on abortion) says otherwise.

My favorite moment however, came during the second portion of her and McCain’s interview with Brian Williams:

Is an abortion clinic bomber a terrorist, under this definition, governor?

“There’s no question that Bill Ayers via his own admittance was one who sought to destroy our U.S. Capitol and our Pentagon. That is a domestic terrorist. There’s no question there. Now, others who would want to engage in harming innocent Americans or facilities that uh, it would be unacceptable. I don’t know if you’re going to use the word terrorist there.”

*Scratches head

Wait… I know I have a dictionary somewhere…

ter⋅ror⋅ism

1. the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, esp. for political purposes.

So… Bill ‘washed up terrorist’ Ayres fits that definition right? Yes, we can all agree on that. In Palin World however, the same thing apparently doesn’t apply to people who ‘use violence’ to destroy (or attempt to like Ayres) facilities that perform a totally legal medical practice in an attempt to intimidate or coerce for political purposes.

Now, I think this is some of the most appalling and ass backwards shit I’ve ever heard. There’s a good chance (considering her favorably ratings at the moment) that I’m not alone. But to those who support her, this is entirely irrelevant. In fact, the mere fact ‘liberals’ or the ‘elite media’ aren’t thrilled with Palin (coupled with her ultra conservative views) is precisely why they like her. This is precisely why Rush, O’Reilly, Malkin and the gang started chirping for McCain only after he picked Palin. Ironically enough, in many ways the hot librarian is basically the conservative response to the Dark Knight.

So if McCain does lose come November, I don’t think this is the last we’ll see of Miss Wasilla. If the feds don’t get her in Alaska and she manages to get relected (or shifts to an senate seat) I can’t see anyone in the Republican tank that could pull cash (the religious heads would toss her whatever she needed in a heartbeat) and pull crowds. Because of her beliefs (and her willingness to govern by them) she’s teflon to her base regardless of what reality may be. Short of adopting a brown baby (don’t laugh… it sunk McCain eight years ago) she can do no wrong.

Which is why I suspect win or lose, this won’t be the last we hear of Caribou Barbie.


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