The best article I've read about the resigning Governor of Alaska is Todd Purdum's article for Vanity Fair magazine. Read all 6 pages here. I forwarded it to two of my blogger friends - Sue Katz at Consenting Adult and of course Stephen of Stephen Views the News.
The beauty of the article is that it is meticulously well-researched, has loads of quotes including one from Obama about Palin (he is never nasty), it offers sound reasons for her appeal to other Bible-thumping righteous right-wingers for whom the world is simply too complex to understand and so, like Palin, believe the best way to approach complexity is to close their minds to understanding and to empathy, and lastly, the article offers a psychiatric diagnosis of this self-described simple hockey mom as a narcissistic personality disorder.
In this way she follows one of our presidents - Nixon - whose paranoid personality disorder finally brought the man down. Personality disorders will get you every time. Nixon was far more successful, however, b/c, unlike Palin, the man had brains.
I believe that Palin has finally killed her chances for political advancement. Oh, her fans will still love her, those "see no evil, hear no evil" people who close their eyes to the less fortunate folks in these United States. To them, Sarah is their goddess, the way a cult figure reassures people with weak egos.
But let's pretend that by some chance she would get to rule America. Our government would become a fascist state just as Mussolini or Franco wrested the governments of Italy and of Spain from the population. People like myself who love to express their opinion would be forced to speak in hushed tones and to live an underground life as in other oppressed societies.
And - hey! - isn't it something what's happening in Iran! Tyranny is loosening its grip all on the eve of our own Independence Day.