Wednesday, 20 May 2009
You should have blinked, Sarah Palin
Until the end of August 2008, Sarah Palin was not known outside Alaska at all.
The Alaskan progressive bloggers were quietly blogging from their basements but not many people from outside took much notice of them.
Life was good for Sarah Palin. She could cope with the "Where's Sarah?" buttons, she could pull her Desperate Housewives stunt, she could stand to have her wrist slapped over Troopergate, she could hide her incompetence, because she was waaay out there, in the last frontier, insulated from outside curiosity.
I can't believe that anybody would have googled Alaska unless they fancied a cruise or a hunt until the end of August 2008. Outsiders would not have googled Sarah Palin.
The last frontier was just that: the last frontier, end of story. Some corruption rumblings would interest a few political buffs, but by and large, there was anonymity for Alaskan politicians.
Oh, but Sarah Palin didn't blink!
All eyes turned to Alaska, questions were asked, all her peccadilloes became front page news and the Alaskan bloggers became the new media.
Now we find her family the target of all and sundry, Sarah Palin's every move examined under a microscope, numerous blogs came into existence (mine included, all the way from France, of all places!) looking at her political record, dissecting her ludicrous account of Trig's birth and life is not so good for Sarah Palin anymore.
Sarah Palin didn't blink, but she winked, flirted and blundered her way into notoriety. Her boundless ambition and narcissism changed everything.
We're all aware now, Sarah Palin, you can't go back to the good old days.
Deal with it!