Well, no, not really. This is the same story Matt Lewis wrote about a few weeks ago. They threw some Mrs. Dash on it and banged it in the microwave for a few minutes, but it’s basically the same story. The RNCC announced that Palin would be headlining their annual fundraiser, but then Palin’s office said, “Not so fast…”
So, now, they’ve “Disinvited” Palin in much the same way that I might “disinvite” Jessica Alba from my birthday party. She wasn’t coming, anyway. The only thing new here is that they found a backup, and took the occasion to trash Palin a little bit more:
WASHINGTON – Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is out, and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is in as keynote speaker at a Republican dinner this spring.
A GOP official trashed Palin to Fox News and insisted that her camp wasn’t telling the truth. “She was a disaster,” the source said. “We had confirmation.”
So, why re-heat this story now that the Republicans have found their stand-in?
It’s kind of an “enemy of my friend” situation here. The left just reflexively jumps at any chance to trash Palin (note to left: She LOST already), the rest of the press love any Palin headline (always good for ratings/circulation/traffic), and the GOP has found common cause with them here.
Sarah Palin is a danger to the Republican establishment, on more than one front. She will be almost impossible to beat in the 2012 primaries, but stands little chance of winning the general election. The Republicans think that by trashing her now, an effort which began shortly after the election, they can head off a popular, but unelectable, presumptive nominee.
The problem is, they’re not offering up much better alternatives. Newt Gingrich only sounds good because the rest of them sound so bad. The GOP hasn’t wised up to the fact that they need to moderate their message if they want to grow their party.
The left, meanwhile, should get out of Sarah Palin’s way. Let her ride that wave of popularity all the way to that Republican nod in 2012. Better the devil you know.
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