The inventor of the Friedman Unit tells it like it is on flailin' Palin:
"How in the world can conservative commentators write with a straight face that this woman should be vice president of the United States? Do these people understand what serious trouble our country is in right now?"
The short answer is, of course they understand, they just don't give a shit.
I'm listening to Rush right now, and he is pissed. Pissed that McCain lost the debate last night. Pissed that the ridiculous "Ayers story" isn't getting more play (thanks to the "Drive-By Media", of course). Pissed that the GOP's electoral chances are relentlessly swirling in the bowl, something that's unlikely to change unless Obama kills and eats a litter of puppies on live network TV.
Yet a caller just said "At least we've got Sarah Palin" -- *GAG* -- and Rush concurred, going on to berate the GOP for trying to appeal to "moderate conservatives". (Huh!? With a nutcase like Palin?? Hahahaha, oh please.)
I think they know good and damn well how ridiculous Palin is -- how could they not? -- but their livelihoods depend on perpetuating the "culture wars" bullshit and she's perfect for it. If conservatives and liberals were to start working together to fix REAL problems like the economy, and that is what it will take, the Limbaughs, Hannitys, O'Reillys and Coulters would quickly find their careers on the same trajectory as the GOP's election campaign.