Saturday, February 06, 2010

Palin, Visible and Vocal, Is Positioned for a Variety of Roles - NYTimes.com

Behold the queen of cultural and political media/cyber-polarization…

Her growing cast of advisers and support system could be working in the service of any number of goals: a presidential run, a de facto role as the leader of the Tea Party movement, a lucrative career as a roving media entity — or all of the above. Ms. Palin represents a new breed of unelected public figure operating in an environment in which politics, news media and celebrity are fused as never before. Whether she ever runs for anything else, Ms. Palin has already achieved a status that has become an end in itself: access to an electronic bully pulpit, a staff to guide her, an enormous income and none of the bother or accountability of having to govern or campaign for office.

Sarah Palin Is Vocal and Ready {hellip} but for What? - NYTimes.com

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