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Wednesday, October 4, 2023


A Palin divorce would be slow, icy

America’s love affair with Sarah Palin has been rocky to say the least since its beginning, but now it would seem that love affair is coming to a much-heralded end. According to new polls, the majority of Americans are now calling for an outright divorce from the tea party bride.

The CNN/Opinion Research Corporation released a poll last week, indicating that fifty-six percent of all Americans now have an unfavorable opinion of Palin and her antics.

The poll comes after Palin made a few ill-quoted remarks in response to a very liberal blogger who accused her and her charged political rhetoric of fueling the tragic shootings in Arizona, which left six dead and severely wounded a congresswoman.

The polls indicate a spike in the number of women who find Mrs. Palin unfavorable as well, a direct result of Palin’s unforgiving tone and harsh handling of the allegations during sentimental times of grief and mourning.

President Barack Obama, who was more tactful, is enjoying a surge in “favorable” numbers after his stately address at a memorial held for the victims of the shootings. Nevertheless, it would seem America has turned a cold shoulder to mama grizzly and her icy political dialogue.

But what exactly do these numbers mean for Palin and her anticipated bid for the White House in 2012? Well, nothing — nothing at all.

Michael Murphy, a GOP pundit once stated, “Polling numbers are like a snapshot of a moving train” and can not adequately determine the fate of those polled, which is accurate. However, to be precise, a snapshot captures a moment — and in this moment, Palin is unpopular.

Or is she? It should be noted that CNN is not the best place to find positives on Palin or her evolving legacy.

But to be sure that Palin is slipping back to the icy plains from which she came, let’s take a look at that evolving legacy and pinpoint some of Palin’s achievements thus far. She’s a former governor and vice presidential nominee, she’s made Time’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” twice, and she’s been in Hollywood applauding her daughter’s dancing talents on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”

Palin has two best-selling books, a reality show on TLC which drew in about five million viewers to its premier episode, and she’s responsible for the electoral successes of several Republicans during the midterm elections — 37 out of the 55 she endorsed overall, a nearly 70 percent average.

She also attracts heavy media coverage, frontiersmen and millions of dollars alike at every small-town stop.

All this since she began blazing the campaign trails from Wasilla, Alaska, to Washington D.C. in 2008, and none of it is indicative of someone falling off in terms of popularity.

As far as the accomplishments go, Palin has only cemented her staying power.

Let’s be honest; no one wants to see Palin in the Oval Office in any election. She’s better off bullying from the podium. But she’s not going anywhere anytime soon — the Alaskan bear has only awakened from her slumber hungrier than ever.

Furthermore, Palin continues to rock the political world with her accumulated influence and power.

Palin is a political mainstay, a celebrity in her own right standing proud for the middle class and defending its way of life.

She’s a proud mother and devoted patriot. She’s the Teflon don of the Republican Party — and its most vocal advocate.

Despite the media, they are ever fascinated with Palin, providing us with continuous coverage of the successful reality star in all her glory.

The bottom line is, Palin is the female counterpart of Obama — the voice of Conservative America and the top contender for his office, despite her pleas to the contrary.

Palin’s star has only begun to shine with every media-fueled fiasco, and for those waiting for it to dim, well, stay clear of the television because she’s all over it and will be for some time.

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