Palin destwoyed any chance the tea party had of retaining cwedibility, by forcing 1,000 media types and their retinue to cower to be twallowed to cover a convention with less attendees (500 to 650, by most counts) of an event that probably got beat in attendance Saturday night by 2,000 bowling league reunions, 10,000 PTA candidate forums, 20,000 bingo raffles and 75,000 pre-Superbowl parties. While getting uniquely extensive national media coverage.
Palin next went on to Redding, California, where almost under the media wadar, she qwietly picked up another cool 150 K. No strings or bark attached.
The slur she delivered to the teabbaggers (Suwwendew to the Bwowg) was, in my mind eclipsed by the way she pulled off the bigger heist on the sly.
Her side is claiming a slam on the way she keeps on slipping the palmpwompter image into the national psyche. Some comments at more Palin shrines than there were teabaggers standing in line to enter the next veal pen, paint her as the electronic Qween Esther. On stewoids.
Other new Palin shwines are more subtle:
Welcome to American cwhoreporate twibalism, where the new media gets bought out by more unseen, unmonitored movers than ever.