It has been over five weeks since the post-legislative session Hayes poll came out, showing Palin at plus 54%. Since then, she has been ranked the 36th most popular governor in the USA, and was not the 2012 choice of 99.5% of Republicans queried in one recent poll.
A guy who seemed to blame the media and others for Palin's popularity plunge from 95% to less than 54%, is under arrest in Washington, DC.
The weird intersection between Palin's unabashed 2nd Amendment stances on the one hand, and the Tea Bag Party, FAUX News analysts, right-wingnut radio screamers, groups like the Minutemen and militant evangelical Christian groups, and so on, on the other hand, puts her image into the forefront of the minds of a lot of nuts Palin has no control over whatsoever.
The meme that because Palin is directly or indirectly responsible for the actions of people like James von Brunn, because the latter both thought the media was unfair to Palin, espoused some of her ideals and was indirectly tied to groups she has supported, is just as specious as the argument that an underage woman would be endangered were she to be in the presence of David Letterman, or that Letterman's words are directly or indirectly responsible for any kind of measurable sexual abuse indicator.
Another argument, that continuing instances of lone shooters, overwhelmed by one thing or another, having been influenced by a bombardment of hate rhetoric from radio, TV, print and the web, are being impelled toward the breaking point by these hate messages, is beginning to get very persuasive, though.
This weekend's announcement that Jason Eugene Bush, 38, Shawna Forde, 42 and Albert Robert Gaxiola, 43, have been arrested for the murders last month of a man and his 8-year-old daughter is only the most recent event tying murderers to right-wing causes who have been subliminally enabled weekly, daily and hourly by right wing media outlets.
Jason Bush is the Executive Director of the Tea Bag Party-linked group, Minutemen American Defense group.
I've been covering the Alaska Tea Party. I've published photos of their events, and their recently disappeared Wasilla Manifesto, authored by Cheryl Brooks.
Here's the Tea Bag Party float in Saturday's Colony Days parade:
The whole movement and the narrative that it is a citizens' uprising, has been false since its corporate-inspired and financed beginnings.
Politicians who don't want to become voted out, due to the increasing concern by Americans, as more of these gun-toting, vengeful nut-cases come out of the woodwork in their hatred of so many things, should be wary.
The falsities of this provocative meme - that Obama and liberals are somehow too dangerous to let live - are as seditious as things get in the USA.
Even though links between the Tea Party and the organization run by the man arrested for the horrendous murders in Arizona, are pretty direct, there's probably no reason to ratchet up Alaska or Federal law enforcement surveillance of the Alaska Tea Party's events beyond their current levels.
I'll be interviewing members of the Alaska Tea Party at Nunley Park, by the shores of Lake Wasilla, late in the afternoon on the 4th of July.
On to the now leaderless Minutemen American Defense group. Their leader obviously lacked organizational skills. They need somebody who can organize events and political currents down to the most minute level. Here's Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me'!s host to recommend a new director:
Governor Palin attended a major GOP fundraising dinner in Washington, where, first, she had been invited to speak, then she said she had never been invited, so she was disinvited. Then she complained that she hadn't been invited, so she was re-invited, and that stole the focus, and the people who had disinvited her, because she might steal the focus.
By the end of the week, there she was - smiling, looking good, sounding folksy, standing on top of smoldering political wreckage.
Now is that an endorsement for running the Minuteman American Defense group, or what?!
All snark aside, it is far more important to extensively cover the growing hatred emanating from within what should be considered fringe-right elements, here in Alaska and nationwide, than it is to be drawn into the failings of a fading, jaded comedian like David Letterman, or the most ridiculous political character of the 21st century.