Rupert Murdoch owns the New York Post. He also owns Sarah Palin's book publishers, Harper Collins. I don't know what's happening there, but yesterday the Post's Page Six had a scathing little article about how nobody wants to book the quitter governor for speeches because she's a "blithering idiot". Today, in their section "We hear...", they said: Sarah Palin's agents are seeking a beauty endorsement deal, pitching cosmetic companies to capitalize on her "lipstick on a pit bull" catchphrase.
Is Murdoch sabotaging her political image while keeping her in the news hoping to boost the sales of her Going Rogue autobiography?
It makes sense. If she's presented as a serious person, only the palinbots would bother to buy her book. But if she's a figure of fun, normal people may buy it for a laugh... Very clever!
Murdoch is an opportunist who loves power and money. He seems to have realized that he won't get very far on the power front with Sarah Palin, so he must have decided to cut his losses and settle for the money alone.
I feel I don't need to comment on the lipstick thing. One look at these pictures and the only thought that comes to mind is: "Seriously???"