By: William Eldred
Was John McCain's choice of Sarah wise ?
In the short term no, but history may yet prove otherwise.
Sarah Palin was conjured into prominence by the fear and loathing of the people who witness daily the growing evidence that the lives they live are toast. Like The People of the Abyss described by Jack London, they feel the hopelessness and bewilderment felt by those who are abandoned by God and man.
She speaks excathedra to the huddled masses who see in her a simple woman who understands the trouble of the world as they do. In this role she plays the President's doppelganger as she campaigns to become President of the shadow government being assembled in response to the call of Rush Limbaugh.
Figures like Palin have always appeared in times of turmoil when they are famous for 15 minutes or are assassinated or silenced by other means.
The elite has ridiculed her for good reason as she appears to them a knows nothing. But she does know the one true thing necessary to propagate her message: we are all prone to believe the lie that is repeated a thousand times and aresusceptible to group think.. This I term “the social Federalist 10 problem”.
Sarah Palin my not become or be nominated for the Presidency or Vice Presidency. A more likely outcome is that someday she may become Sec'y of the Interior where she could wield more power over her fellow Alaskans than she does today.
She would also make a great ambassador to Russia.