Friday, October 31, 2008
Sarah the Formidable
Eugene Robinson, who really doesn't like her, thinks that Sarah Palin isn't about to disappear. I agree, and am really puzzled by the many people around who assure me that by mid-November she'll be gone forever. That just doesn't make any sense. The woman is a natural politician, she has acquired name-recognition most politicians would kill for, and why would she go away? I mean, look at our very own Bibi Netanyahu, who was painfully drubbed by the voters not once but twice, in 1999 and in 2006, and in 2009 he's going to be prime minister again. Not to mention Shimon Peres, who lost elections for three decades and along the way was the minister of labor, industry, defense, finance, foreign affairs, prime minister twice, and now is the president. Going away after losing an election is for suckers who probably didn't deserve to win the first time anyway.