Sarah Palin as the Next Ted Kennedy…

Posted: September 1, 2009 by datechguy in opinion/news
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…is the thesis of this American Spectator article:

…it is crystal clear that former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has this “head of the table” gene in spades. She is, in a remarkable way, the real heir — make that heiress — to Senator Kennedy. She is charismatic, she has a decided point of view and she is a lightning rod for controversy. Just as Kennedy managed to sink a once sure-thing Supreme Court nomination with his famous Bork speech, Governor Palin has managed to explode Section 1233 of the ObamaCare House bill with her vivid description of “death panels,” severely damaging the President’s entire legislative priority in the process.

He talks about the invisible quality that makes a person THE person no matter where or what they are:

This is what really drives Sarah Palin’s critics nuts. She sits up there in Alaska with Todd and the kids, taps out a few words on her Facebook page — and presto! ObamaCare has a torpedo amidships! Without doubt this causes Palin’s rivals, just as it once did with Churchill’s and Teddy Kennedy’s, to fret and fume if not foam.

I think the left actually understands this in spades. They also know there are no bodies in the Gulf of Alaska to derail her election. That’s why Sullivan’s Syndrome is rampant among them. They know what’s coming, and they know that since she is 45 and in excellent shape that it will be there for the next 20-25 years.

They know that they have to stop her not only in 2012, but in 2016, 2020, 2024 and 2028. In 2028 she will be one year older than Hillary will be in 2012. She will remain a threat in being for decades. They need to sink her now.

David Frum thinks she is a problem. I know 1000 people who think otherwise but what do 120 candidates for office know vs big Dave?

Update 2: BTW Frum is a smart guy and on fiscal matters is pretty conservative, he just happens to be dead wrong about Sarah Palin.

Update 3: The greenroom sees it.

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