It's Saturday, a low-traffic day when we sometimes post about bottom feeding Sarah Palin, whose presidential ambitious are not matched by her in-the-toilet approval ratings and lousy book sales. (Okay, her reality TV show is another matter, although its ratings are probably buoyed by teenage male viewers' masturbation fantasies.)
The big current news about the Killa From Wasilla is that even her inner circle sees her for what she is. Paraphrasing right-hand man Frank Bailey's tell-all account in the yet unpublished In Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin, Andrew Sullivan describes her as "a dangerous, vindictive, incompetent, congenital liar who has no business in any public office."
"Sarah Palin had God's blessing and people's love and faith," Bailey writes, but the reality is nasty as minor slights became obsessions, revenge was demanded and, if possible, destruction of the opponent's reputation.
"We set our sights and went after opponents in coordinated attacks, utilizing what we called 'Fox News surrogates,'" he writes. These included "friendly blogs, ghost-written op-eds, media opinion polls (that we often rigged), letters to editors, and carefully edited speeches."Meanwhile, in one of her serial prevarications, Palin has created a Facebook account under the name of Lou Sarah in order to make positive comments on the official Palin Facebook page and tha tof daughter Bristol.
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