Ok, how is this for ironic. I’ve said that I’m not going to post articles about Sarah Palin, but here I am. And this article is mainly positive about her! A must-read article in The Atlantic talks about Palin’s political record before she became the VP nominee. Palin was someone who took on the powerful and corrupt oil interests of her state, and won. Someone who worked with Democrats, and wasn’t all about social issues. But then she showed up at the Republican convention and gave a speech that was chock full of conservative republican red meat. And never looked back.
The only problem with the article was that it doesn’t have a clue as to why Palin did such a violent switch. Did she sell out for money and fame? Did her bad habit of vindictiveness get the better of her? It is an interesting portrait nonetheless. I might even have some measure of respect for the old Palin (similar to how I used to have some respect for McCain in the old days, but have lost all of that now). Is our political system really that all-corrupting?