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Surprise! Palin wins Florida, Michigan Straw Polls!

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“It wasn’t fully clear at the time, but the political ground was shifting under Rick Perry’s feet from virtually the moment he arrived here in Orlando for the Republican presidential debate and Florida GOP straw poll.”  That was conservative columnist … Continue reading

Bachmann and Palin: Gender or Generational Gap?

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Two news stories today prompted me to pick up the thread of the discussion I started in a previous blog post regarding Chris Wallace asking Michele Bachmann whether she was “a flake.” The latest Newsweek magazine has Sarah Palin on … Continue reading

Is Sarah Running? I “Interview” Her In The Palindrome

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Sarah Palin’s “One Nation” bus tour which began last Sunday has once again touched off debate regarding her political intentions.  Is she going to run for President in 2012?  So far Palin is not saying – indeed, she has avoided … Continue reading

Palin for President? “Refudiating” Her Critics Once More

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I just received James Carville’s latest fundraising letter on behalf of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (don’t worry, I get them from the Republicans too – it’s my job.)  Featured prominently on the envelope is a not very flattering picture of Sarah Palin, in full snarl.  She looks like she just saw Katie Couric move [...]

Once More With Feeling: Are the Tea Partiers Racist? Why It May Not Matter

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The recent vote by NAACP delegates in favor of a resolution “to condemn extremist elements within the Tea Party” and “calling on Tea Party leaders to repudiate those in their ranks who use racist language in their signs and speeches” has, predictably, refocused attention among the punditcrats on an issue that we have discussed several [...]

I am Woman, See Me Wink: Assessing Tuesday’s Election Results

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What, if anything, should we conclude from the results of the last major set of elections before the November midterms?  The Main Stream Media (MSM) and several blogs have apparently decided to interpret the results through the gender frame (see here and here and here), by highlighting women winning Senate primaries in California and Arkansas, [...]