Has the Washington Post finally figured Sarah Palin Out

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Has the Washington Post finally figured Sarah Palin Out

I have observed, through­out life, that a man may do an immense deal of good, if he does not care who gets the credit for it.

Father Strick­land. S.J. 1963

Cap­tain Renault:In 1935, you ran guns to Ethiopia. In 1936, you fought in Spain, on the Loy­al­ist side.

Rick:And got well paid for it on both occasions.

Cap­tain Renault: The *win­ning* side would have paid you much bet­ter.

Casablanca 1942

For a while I’ve been mak­ing the argu­ment that Sarah Palin is far more valu­able to the con­ser­v­a­tive move­ment as a per­son who gets solid con­ser­v­a­tives nom­i­nated and elected than as just another GOP can­di­date for pres­i­dent in a crowded field.

Yes­ter­day the Wash­ing­ton Post talked about Sarah Palin and to some degree doesn’t know what to make of her:

“She is still just really fun to watch. Some are watch­ing because they admire, and oth­ers are watch­ing because they find her hilar­i­ous because she is a self par­ody and there aren’t too many peo­ple who can man­age to be both of things.

How­ever in between deal­ing with her as a real­ity start and cul­tural icon they actu­ally man­aged to men­tion the seri­ous com­men­tary she has been putting out regularly:

Palin’s Face­book and Twit­ter accounts have become favored media for the for­mer vice pres­i­den­tial can­di­date, who has posted mis­sives on every­thing from for­eign pol­icy to the econ­omy for her followers

They even man­aged to actu­ally quote one of her pieces for a change. That would be remark­able if it wasn’t a cri­tique of the Ryan budget.

“The lat­est Ryan (R, Wis­con­sin) bud­get is not an April Fool’s joke,” Palin wrote. “But it really IS a joke because it is STILL not see­ing the prob­lem; it STILL is not propos­ing rein­ing in waste­ful gov­ern­ment over­spend­ing TODAY, instead of spec­u­lat­ing years out that some future Con­gress and White House may pos­si­bly, hope­fully, eh-​who-​knows, take respon­si­bil­ity for today’s bud­getary self­ish­ness and short­sight­ed­ness to do so.”

The Wash­ing­ton Post is always sym­pa­thetic to any attack on one repub­li­can from another, even one from Sarah Palin, if it can be ser­vice to the White House.

But while that is the likely dri­ver of the piece the real inter­est­ing bit comes later.

Unlike many of her male coun­ter­parts, Palin has so far resisted the urge to run for pres­i­dent despite her pop­u­lar­ity with her party’s right wing. Instead, she has opted to use her polit­i­cal influ­ence to endorse candidates.

Their num­bers on her suc­cess from 2010 con­flict with CBS they claim she was 3466 while CBS’s had her with 37 wins in 55 races that year but more impor­tant than the num­bers is they have pretty much hit on what I believe is the long-​term Palin strat­egy: main­tain­ing her­self as a viable can­di­date with­out com­mit­ting (a Polit­i­cal Fleet in Being if you will) , main­tain­ing the fight in the cul­ture wars by let­ting the low info vot­ers see her with­out the MSM fil­ter, then using the money from both sources to advance her polit­i­cal views through selected candidates.

In the long run a half a dozen new tea­party mem­bers of the House and sen­ate push­ing con­ser­v­a­tive causes added every two years will do more for advanc­ing every­thing we all believe in than any run for pres­i­dent even if it is successful.

My chil­dren and yours will have a lot to thank her for.

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I do promise you if you do hit DaTip­Jar and help us get to our $365 weekly goal I’ll keep fight­ing like Mrs. Palin. I’m not as valu­able to the con­ser­v­a­tive move­ment as her but I’ll con­tinue to do my part.

If 61 of you hit Sub­scribe at $20 a month sub­scribers this site will be able to cover its bills for a full year.

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I have observed, throughout life, that a man may do an immense deal of good, if he does not care who gets the credit for it.

Father Strickland. S.J.  1963

Captain Renault:In 1935, you ran guns to Ethiopia. In 1936, you fought in Spain, on the Loyalist side.

Rick:And got well paid for it on both occasions.

Captain RenaultThe *winning* side would have paid you much better.

Casablanca 1942

For a while I’ve been making the argument that Sarah Palin is far more valuable to the conservative movement as a person who gets solid conservatives nominated and elected than as just another GOP candidate for president in a crowded field.

Yesterday the Washington Post talked about Sarah Palin and to some degree doesn’t know what to make of her:

“She is still just really fun to watch. Some are watching because they admire, and others are watching because they find her hilarious because she is a self parody and there aren’t too many people who can manage to be both of things. 

However in between dealing with her as a reality start and cultural icon they actually managed to  mention the serious commentary she has been putting out regularly:

Palin’s Facebook and Twitter accounts have become favored media for the former vice presidential candidate, who has posted missives on everything from foreign policy to the economy for her followers

They even managed to actually quote one of her pieces for a change.  That would be remarkable if it wasn’t a critique of the Ryan budget.

“The latest Ryan (R, Wisconsin) budget is not an April Fool’s joke,” Palin wrote. “But it really IS a joke because it is STILL not seeing the problem; it STILL is not proposing reining in wasteful government overspending TODAY, instead of speculating years out that some future Congress and White House may possibly, hopefully, eh-who-knows, take responsibility for today’s budgetary selfishness and shortsightedness to do so.”

The Washington Post is always sympathetic to any attack on one republican from another, even one from Sarah Palin, if it can be service to the White House.

 But while that is the likely driver of the piece the real interesting bit comes later.

Unlike many of her male counterparts, Palin has so far resisted the urge to run for president despite her popularity with her party’s right wing. Instead, she has opted to use her political influence to endorse candidates. 

Their numbers on her success from 2010 conflict with CBS they claim she was 34/66 while CBS’s had her with 37 wins in 55 races that year but more important than the numbers is they have pretty much hit on what I believe is the long-term Palin strategy: maintaining herself as a viable candidate without committing (a Political Fleet in Being if you will) , maintaining the fight in the culture wars by letting the low info voters see her without the MSM filter,  then using the money from both sources to advance her political views through selected candidates.

In the long run a half a dozen new teaparty members of the House and senate pushing conservative causes added every two years will do more for advancing everything we all believe in than any run for president even if it is successful.

My children and yours will have a lot to thank her for.

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It’s Monday and based on yesterday  our consecutive streak of failing to make our $365 weekly goal is in no danger.

I do promise you if you do hit DaTipJar and help us get to our $365 weekly goal I’ll keep fighting like Mrs. Palin.  I’m not as valuable to the conservative movement as her but I’ll continue to do my part.

 

 

If 61 of you hit Subscribe at $20 a month subscribers this site will be able to cover its bills for a full year.

For that you not only get my work seven days a week but consider the lineup you get for that price, including John Ruberry (Marathon Pundit) and Pat Austin (And so it goes in Shreveport)  on Sunday  Linda Szugyi (No one of any import) on Monday  Tim Imholt on Tuesday,  AP Dillion (Lady Liberty1885) Thursdays, Pastor George Kelly fridays,   Steve Eggleston on Saturdays with  Baldilocks (Tue & Sat)  and   Fausta  (Wed & Fri) of (Fausta Blog) twice a week.