Sunday, August 31, 2008

Miss Congeniality

Sarah Palin has fallen a long way since her 1984 beauty contest days. It's hard to believe she could win that title again when her idea of appropriate executive demeanor is to giggle approvingly when two radio shock jocks are mocking her political rival.

The backstory, Palin knew that Alaskan Senate President Lyda Green had survived cancer, yet as the Anchorage News editorial said, "Not only did she sit by and watch a decent public servant get thrashed in front of tens of thousands of people, she actually enjoyed it."

And in reading this 2006 puff profile, it seems clear that Troopergate wasn't the first time she used her public office to wreak revenge on her private enemies. She's been at it since she started in politics.

Not that it's shocking to find out she's just another petty GOP hack, but it terrifying to contemplate the possibility that she could be a heartbeat away from the presidency in a few months.

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

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