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Why wouldn’t you love Sarah Palin as much as these people? She’s like an episode of Seventh Heaven with turkey slaughter bonus footage:

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As we saw the Liberal Party do last year, the Republicans begin the process of apportioning blame. And suddenly, Andrew is willing to listen to bad words spoken about Sarah Palin – even from anonymous sources.

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“We Ended Up Having to Eat Each Other.”

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The actions in the Republican Party’s campaign is now all about positioning for 2012:

With 10 days until Election Day, long-brewing tensions between GOP vice presidential candidate Gov. Sarah Palin and key aides to Sen. John McCain have become so intense, they are spilling out in public, sources say.

McCain sources say Palin has gone off-message several times, and they privately wonder whether the incidents were deliberate. They cited an instance in which she labeled robocalls — recorded messages often used to attack a candidate’s opponent — “irritating” even as the campaign defended their use. Also, they pointed to her telling reporters she disagreed with the campaign’s decision to pull out of Michigan.

It can’t be easy to be part of a political campaign in its death throes – you know there is no legitimate hope of winning, but also know that you can’t appear to have given up. We saw it last November in Team Howard; the Clinton campaign went through it earlier this year; and now it’s the Republicans’ turn. And Sarah Palin is presumably trying to establish her credentials for a tilt at Obama four years from now – or, at the very least, avoid becoming an historical footnote equivalent to a one-hit wonder.

The next week and a half could get interesting if the tensions and the jockeying for position are starting to spill out in public. But I did find this bit particularly interesting:

“She is a diva. She takes no advice from anyone,” said this McCain adviser. “She does not have any relationships of trust with any of us, her family or anyone else.

There is actually a word that might describe her behaviour better than ‘diva’:

Maverick.

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‘I don’t know’

I’m hoping not to say much more about Sarah Palin, because in a couple of weeks I think we’ll be able to put her political career to rest, but this has left me flabbergasted:

I cannot comprehend how anyone can sit there and say that it is unclear whether acts of violence targeted at members of the general public, arising from an ideological position against abortion, and with the aim of provoking fear about working in or attending an abortion clinic, should be considered terrorism.

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John Cleese is taking an active role in US politics – and I like it. GST’s posting of an interview with Cleese about Sarah Palin is amusing and insightful.

But it also prompted me to remember something from MSNBC’s Countdown from a few days ago – Keith Olbermann reading “An Ode to Sean Hannity”, written by Cleese. Here’s the full segment – approx. 7 minutes – which gives the background on Fox News’s Hannity being pwned by Robert Gibbs from the Obama campaign, followed by the poem a few minutes in, and then a nice analysis of Gibbs vs Hannity by Rachel Maddow:

For those who already know the background and just want the poem, here it is:

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Post-Palin grief

Day 2: Andrew still in Stage One.

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