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rainbow4321 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-21-08 03:25 PM
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AK's Mudflats blog: Is Palin an Albatross? /

Is Sarah Palin becoming an albatross around the neck of John McCain? Two weeks ago, the thought that we would be asking this question seemed unlikely at best. Alaskas own hockey mom/beauty queen governor had become the overnight darling of the political world. She had everything - spunk, principles, smarts, beauty, ethics, and an attitude that was just plain maverick. Right?

But now, its the morning after, and America is starting to have some regrets. Sarah, it seems, has been our rebound girl after our escape from a disastrous and abusive long-term relationship with our soon-to-be ex, Dick Cheney. Rebound relationships are normal, but no one expects them to last.

What was it? Shooting wolves from airplanes? The pastor problem? Abuse of power? The embarrasing interview with Charlie Gibson? Charging victims for rape kits? Being for the bridge to nowhere before she was against it? Her far-right stance on reproductive rights? Todds membership in a secessionist political party? New Earth evangelism? Stonewalling an ethics investigation? Leaving her small town in debt? Her love of earmarks? Her hatred of polar bears? Who knows? It may be a little of all of these things, or for some people, one is enough. But, were starting to realize, in the light of day, that the beautiful shiny image of Sarah Palin that swept us off our political feet isnt the whole story. I wonder sometimes if there isnt a portrait of a hideous, wrinkled old woman hidden away in a closet of the governors mansion in Juneau, and were all living some unexplainable Arctic version of Dorian Gray.

During the last few weeks of this discovery period, Palins positive ratings have steadily and rapidly eroded, and according to the most recent report from the Daily Kos (excellent visual below) she can now actually be considered a drag on the ticket. Not everyone is there yet, but the trend is undeniable, and there are still weeks to go before election day.

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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-21-08 03:28 PM
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1. she is what my kentucky grandpad would call a crackpot lol nt
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liberal renegade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-21-08 03:50 PM
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2. I think she's more like a dodo bird.
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