Rather than use this week's Who's Up - Who's Down? Sunday space to perhaps once criticize Palin for the violent subtext she frequently conjures, the ADN chose instead to write in the Bimboesque simplicity they often are forced to resort to when explaining the failed, unhinged quitter.
UP -- Sarah Palin: On TLC. On Fox. With McCain again. She's everywhere, she's everywhere!
The ADN uses the Who's Up-Who's Down? space to laud or chastise. Often, the comments to these Sunday entertainments add depth to the humor of the ADN's capsule descriptions of the week's personalities and events.
But this week the ADN seems to have disappeared or simply not allowed comments to their thumbs up-thumbs down entry. There are no comments, 36 hours after the piece was posted.
I find the ADN's inability to paint an accurate picture of what Palin is about to be one of the most disturbing stories in Alaska history. Many across the country are concerned that one or more of her ardent but unglued acolytes might yet do something really awful.
At least the ADN didn't come to Palin's defense by giving credence to the biggest pathological liar in America's political lexicon's lies at the teabaggers' version of Burning Man this past weekend in Nevada, where she blamed the "lamestream media" for accusing her of inciting hatred through her irresponsible imagery that implies violence.
Even right-wing shills found Palin's statements last week to be over-the-top or dangerous. Why not the ADN?
Update - Monday 4:00 p.m: The Anchorage Headquarters of the Alaska Democratic Party had a window broken by a rock this weekend. So far, the ADN and KTUU TV have covered it for the regular media. The Mudflats features an interview with Alaska Democratic Party chair, Patti Higgins.