Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh - GOP models


Joan Walsh, in a Salon article a couple of days ago, noted how Limbaugh and Palin have become "the public faces of the [Republican] party."

Limbaugh and Palin are "emerging from the Republican wilderness," and are "hogging the limelight themselves."

Walsh points out, for example, how Palin trotted down to D.C. to "stalk" President Obama at the "stuffy Alfalfa Dinner," and today [Feb. 2] she's composed an Op-Ed backing (surprise!) drilling in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge."

Limbaugh, on the other hand, wrote an Op-Ed for the WSJ, "with a farcical approach to an "'Obama-Limbaugh' stimulus proposal, and he's continuing to use his radio show to campaign against the Democrats' stimulus bill."


Walsh has much more of interest and importance to say, but my point is simply that nothing reveals the depths to which the Republican Party has sunk than when Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh become Republican role models.

According to a Rasmussen Poll released Feb. 2, a majority of GOP voters believe that the Republican Party should be more like Sarah Palin.

That's just plain scary!

Walsh's entire article is here.

2 comments:

moleboy said...

On the plus side, since she continues to behave exactly as expected, putting flash over substance, she'll continue to get her ass handed to her.
Don't believe me?
So says Newt Gingrich!
http://myzenarcade.com/2009/02/03/gingrich-palin-would-be-good-if-she-had-a-clue/

Jacob said...

Yeah, I saw that. Pretty funny. Of course, Newt Gingrich isn't one to talk. But it's nice to see a Repub telling her like she is!

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