Sarah Palin's Tea Party
Special 2-hour Raucous Caucus!
It’s easy to mock Sarah Palin’s folksy ignorance and simplistic soundbites. But while she has no particular agenda (apart from the Bush/Cheney agenda of more pollution, more oil-company subsidies, more tax handouts for billionaires, and more military spending — somehow combined magically with decreasing the budget deficit by spending cuts she refuses to specify), that does not mean she is free from danger to America.
Maybe she can’t speak without writing crib notes on her hand. But, simple or not, the faux-populism of an anti-intellectual demagogue attempting to lead a movement fused with anarchic anger cannot be, and should not be, underestimated.