Jonathan Chait nails the tone of Palin’s WaPo op-ed:
The whole tone of the op-ed is reminiscent of the movie star who wants us to know that he’s more than just a beautiful body, he has serious thought about the issues of the day.
This made me think of Breitbart’s mental deployment on a mission to find hot conservatives:
“The American people need to know that there are thousands of people in Hollywood—people who are liked, admired, people who are hot!—who are also conservative. They’d be surprised to see a group picture of all the conservatives in Hollywood.”
At some level, that’s what get conservatives so excited about Palin: she’s a conservative with real celebrity power, hotter than Hassleback, sexier than Sinise, quite possibly nuttier than Nugent (and that really is her competition within the realm of conservative celebrities).
I don’t know why Breitbart and the Corner crowd think that Ashton Kutcher and Barbara Streisand are the true leaders of the Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy, but they seem to.
Update. More silliness from Ambinder:
Joking aside: anti-Palin folks should write me a version of the anti-cap-n-trade op-ed they would have submitted…
So now we have to come up with superior versions of our opponents’ arguments before we can criticize our opponents’ arguments? Is that the new standard?