Palin described “America’s Affordable Health Choices Act” as death panels. The Cathedral, (meaning the MSM, the politicians, the professoriat, senior public servants, and assorted people employed in the upper reaches of the ever more numerous quasi governmental organizations) react with apocalyptic outrage – thereby drawing the public’s attention to various parts of the act that are, indeed, death panels. Sarah Palin smiles sweetly and lets them hammer themselves to pulp. After uncontrollably inflicting massive damage on themselves, they delete most disturbing parts of the act – which retreat looks to the public like an admission that Obama indeed intended to murder their poor old Grandma and Sarah Palin’s cute little baby.
There are a lot of people who argue that Sarah Palin is a prole, therefore dumb as a post. Maybe she just got lucky this time?
Sarah Palin is a politician. Everything a politician does is theater, and must be analyzed as theater. Nothing a politician does is real. Sarah Palin is no more a prole than George Bush was a cowboy. That a politician sounds like a prole and walks like a prole is not evidence she is a prole, it is evidence that republicans need the prole vote. We must analyze her conduct as a show.
The people who argue that Sarah Palin is a prole, therefore stupid, also argue she is a prole, therefore stupid, nasty, hateful, vile disgusting and repugnant – which is why prolishness is a vote winner: her enemies will expose the fact that they hate a very large proportion of the voters.
The Cathedral hate, loath, and despise the proles. The thought of a prole in the Whitehouse enrages them to madness. If you think the Muslims went nuts when some people posted mildly disrespectful depictions of prophet Mohamed, you have seen nothing yet. If republicans nominate her, their enemies will go mad in public.
OK, if a politician wins a battle and devastates her enemies, that is evidence she is smart. But perhaps she got lucky. So secondly, let us examine her note that had this devastating effect.
- It looks casual. Just as Sarah Palin appears completely prole, the note appears that she is just chatting to her friends (in public) that big bad Obama might murder poor sweet members of her family.
- It is sweet and feminine. Sarah Palin appears a sweet feminine old fashioned woman who cares very much about her children. And yet the Cathedral is going apocalyptic! Our protective impulses towards hot women and and cute children automatically fires up. I slap on my shining armor and mount my high horse: We are going to protect poor sweet Sarah Palin and her cute little baby against the big bad Cathedral!