I began writing this post a few weeks back, and then the Arizona shootings occurred and the context seemed outdated:
Am I making Sarah Palin popular? Gasp--the thought is irksome to the extreme. But I think that I am unwittingly doing just that by adding traffic to any Palin-centered news article. I confess--I find her gaffes (death panel distortions, notes on hand, Vice-Presidential interview disasters, etc, etc.) mesmerizing. I'm fascinated by her. It's like watching a train wreck--I can't pull myself away. I, with my self-righteous disdain for reality television, am riveted by the ultimate in reality T.V. spectacle--the Sarah Palin 24 hour news cycle. And so when I see she's made another one of her gaffes, I can't get enough. I have to read it!
New 2011 resolution: boycott Palin news.
So today in the Washington Post, I saw this editorial:
Amen, brother! I'm going to try it.