Friday, November 14, 2008

Palin sucks up the spotlight - Updated

The media obsession with Palin continues unabated and some of the other wannabe GOP rising stars are not happy with their spotlight hogger in lipstick.
The GOP governors spoke to CNN on condition of anonymity.

One called it awkward: “I’m sure you could see it on some of our faces.”

Another Republican governor eyeing a presidential run in 2012 told CNN the event was “odd” and “weird,” and said it “unfortunately sent a message that she was the de facto leader of the party."

There has been palpable tension among some GOP governors gathered in Miami that Palin has been sucking up all the media oxygen.
Hard to explain the undue attention since one assumes the talking heads can read the polls and see for themselves that nobody outside of the rabid base is anxious to see Palin's star go supernova in 2012. I suppose the coverage still drives the ratings. It's like driving by an accident on the highway. You don't really want to look but you find you just can't help taking a peek at the wreck.

I can relate to the GOP governors' dismay. I've heard about enough from the Wasilla Wonder and I'm as ready as they are for the Palinathon to be over. Maybe the meeting between Obama and McCain on Monday will shift the spotlight for at least a day and Alaska's vapid vampire will eventually have to get back to Juneau and figure out where she's going to suck up enough revenue to keep the state running now that her oil tax windfall looks likely to be running dry. [Graphic via watertiger.]

Update: No Miss Congeniality award from the Republican Governors Association for Sarah. She was noticeably missing in the vote for the leadership posts.

[More posts daily at The Newshoggers and The Detroit News.]

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Blogger rockync said...

I think the public fascination is pure voyuerism or, as Piers Morgan might call it, their guilty pleasure. Let's face it the conservative right hasn't had much in the way of star power so even this sadly ignorant has-been beauty queen is an improvement. Hopefully, it will die down over time and the right will get down to the business of redefining and strengthening their base in order to remain competitive in 2012.
I know, I know, you'd rather just see them disappear, but it is never good to have just one side of anything. We need constant checks and balances if we are to survive as a democracy.

4:20:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Actually I don't want them to disappear. I just want them to dump the crazy fundies and snap back to their senses. I don't think two parties are enough. I certainly don't want to see only one.

7:52:00 PM  
Blogger rockync said...

Well, I'm with you on that one; I'd like to see the rules change and the monies for campaigns be restricted so that we can have multiple parties more representative of the varied peoples and views.
No name calling and character assassination attempts - just debates and appearences where all have a chance to tell us what they want to do and how, then LET THE PEOPLE DECIDE - popular vote only.
Not sure if all this would work precisely, but that's the general drift of my thoughts...

8:07:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

We need more parties and better transparency for sure.

8:20:00 PM  

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