I’m usually reluctant to link to Sully’s stunt stand-ins, but since this is the birthplace of the (flawed) idea of Peak Wingnut, we’re pretty much obligated to link to a post that proposes the idea of Peak Palin. Dave Weigel has the details:
Let’s also ask what it means that Sarah Palin’s America by Heart is not anywhere close to the hit Going Rogue was. The new book debuted at number 2 on the NYT bestseller list, then fell to 3rd, 5th, and now 8th, which means it’s unlikely it will ever get the “#1 New York Times bestseller” badge given to recent hits by David Limbaugh, Michelle Malkin, and Glenn Beck.[…..]
Her show’s not doing too bad. Ratings for “Sarah Palin’s Alaska,” which tumbled after 5 million people watched the premiere, have remained stable at around 3 million. That’s about as good as “Mad Men.” No one’s proposing a John Hamm candidacy, though.
(If it kept him from doing so many voice-overs, I’d get behind it, btw.)
I have a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach that Palin won’t make much of a showing in the 2012 Republican primary, that we’ll be stuck with six months of Bobo masturbating to John Thune’s sun-chapped good looks and sound Burkean temperament.