Friday, November 13, 2009

Biting The Hand

Why CBS News is remotely interested in Ann Coulter’s opinion concerning Sarah Palin’s new, five-chapter book mystifies me. Even so, much of the buzz surrounding "Going Rogue" is said to emphasize Palin’s frustration with how she was handled by Team McCain in '08, an attitude which (if true) strikes me as incredulous considering how the now ex-governor was her own worst PR rep after her huge splash (thanks to speechwriter Matthew Scully) at the RNC Convention.

As such, if Palin herself can’t recognize why McCain’s handlers wanted her under wraps by limiting media interviews—in which Palin humiliated herself time and again--then she’s more dense than I suspected. Yet beyond this, for Palin to use her new book to grouse about Team McCain now runs the risk of depicting herself as ungrateful and self-centered, plus will no doubt further drive a wedge between conservative moderates like John McCain, and the far-right cadre of Palin, Limbaugh, Bachmann, and their brain-dead base.

Either way, Palin will no doubt make a lot in sales. And there’s nothing wrong with that.

I just wonder if after the dust from her book tour settles if Palin won’t have committed yet another public blunder by biting the hand that fed her, not to mention the one that elevated her to the national stage.

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