April 19, 2011

Palin Wisconsin

Having dug herself a big hole following the Giffords shooting, Sarah Palin was working overtime (guess that’s a pun, if you’re punching the clock) trying to reinsert herself back into the political picture. (If you’re interested in the latest accessorizing, by the way, goodbye Star of David and hello big clunky holy week cross to go with the jeweled flag bling.)

It was one thing to bask in the glow when the Tea Party had the media to itself and there was no end to the eccentricity. However, with Wisconsin the lightening rod for a two-sided battle driven by quite sober political and economic concerns, Palin is looking less substantive by comparison in the inclement weather, fighting a mixed crowd of supporters and protesters, her blue collar fan appeal splintered by the anti-labor stance … and after having lined up with Trump, the poster child for opportunism, the other day.

(photo: Morry Gash/AP. caption: Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin waves to supporters after speaking at a tax day tea party rally Saturday, April 16, 2011, in Madison, Wis.)

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