Yesterday's confirmation of Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius to be U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services ends the search by the Obama administration for a competent person to head this agency at a time when so many issues under its purview are very important to the future well-being of our country and its people.
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's squad of cheerleaders tried to stop the confirmation in its tracks. Who the heck do they think they are?
Erika Bolstad of McClatchy writes today from Washington, DC, that, "it's a ready-made online army for Palin to muster up if she so chooses. So far, she has not."
Bolstad goes on to include the blog Conservatives4Palin and Sarah Palin Radio in her quick look at what the Anchorage Daily News headline to her story calls "a Formidable Army on the Web."
What a load of crap! First of all, they lost. They had no impact on this nomination that can be discerned. The article fails to cite such an impact. Did they change a single Senator's vote?
Bolstad's article notes that Conservatives4Palin gets "upward of 5,000 visitors a day." Uh, that sometimes happens at Progressive Alaska, Erika.
The Mudflats, Just a Girl From Homer, Celtic Diva's Blue Oasis, The Immoral Minority, Alaska Real, Bent Alaska, The Alaska Report and Anonymous Bloggers, when put together, probably have far more visitors than all the Palin shrines in the world, including the ADN's.
Interest in Sarah Palin is rapidly declining nationally. During the fall campaign, as many as 20 Sarah Palin YouTubes were showing up per hour, day in, day out. Some of the more sympathetic videos were getting scores of thousands of hits. None competed in view counts with the hilarious ones, like the complete turkey video (now removed, but not before it was viewed almost 3,000,000 times!), or versions of the Sarkozy prank.
Now, though, Palin videos are coming in to YouTube at about ten or less per day. Most are anti-Palin.
With the poor showing the governor made during the 2009 legislative session beginning to sink in and the continuing erosion of GOP power in the U.S. Congress (Snowe and Collins next?), Palin's base will look more and more like the old Confederacy did in early 1862.
I can hardly wait until it looks like the old Confederacy did in early April, 1865.
image - Lindsay Beyerstein