The political comedy website 23/6 just endorsed Palin-McCain for President, because Palin is the best thing that ever happened to their web traffic. So while Palin might be a disaster for the US economy, she has already been a blessing for the 23/6 economy.
I’ve seen the same thing here — Palin is a never ending source of irony. The two weeks after the announcement of Palin as VP produced some of Political Irony’s biggest traffic numbers ever. (Never mind that both national conventions happened during those two weeks.)
And this is a bipartisan phenomenon. On the right, the Drudge Report more than doubled their traffic in the month A.S. (After Sarah), but on the left, the Huffington Post nearly tripled theirs.
And we can’t ignore the benefits to late night TV hosts. In my posts, I’ve even started sorting their jokes into categories, so that people who love Palin jokes can go straight to them (or readers who are burned out on Palin can ignore them). She provides the lion’s share of levity to many humor websites.
If Palin loses, I may have to just pack up and stop doing the site. Poor me.