SaRAH! SaRAH! SaRAH!
To me, the Grand Old Party of Karl Rove, Grover Norquist, Newt Gingrich, Rush Lumbaugh and all the skirt-chasing Promise Keepers, hypocritical evangelicals and other assorted congresspeople tapping their feet in public restrooms or flying off to Argentina via the Appalachian Trail has gotten so crazy that it flew up its own fundament and is on the cusp of total unserious irrelevance and coma and/or death. But it’s hard to tell just how moribund it really is since the corpse keeps twitching, goosed up into a thrashing simulacrum of life by Limbaugh Kool-Aide Drinkers and weeping Glen Beck ramping up their particular fearmongering batshit rants.
But now I think I’ve discovered a pretty accurate instrument to gage just how moribund and nuts the GOP really is: Sarah “I’m quitting because I’m no quitter” Palin.
She’s the perfect sensor to gage whether the GOP is ready to come back from the brink and get serious again. Just watch her Republican polling numbers. So long as a majority of Republicans actually, seriously think Palin would make a really swell Presidential Candidate in 2012, the deader and sillier and crazier and unserious the party will remain. The higher those numbers, the better indication that the party is still enthralled with style over substance, the phony ginned-up soundbite-over actual, reality-based policy
The lower the number, the better the indication that the GOP is finally waking up from Grover Norquist & Company’s deadly spell and the more likely it is that it’ll finally return to sanity and become serious about engaging in some sensible public debate.
So, keep an eye on Sarah. She’s our winking bellweather in fish waders. Go SaRAH!
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Mother Calhoun Is Waiting For July 24 With Great Sorrow
The Tribune reports this morning that the Supervisors have fired Assistant County Administrator Gail Wilcox. Like her boss, Dave Edge, she was serving as an “at will” employee when the two of them ignored Mother Calhoun’s Sage Advice, first written down in stone (The Bay News) about 10 years ago when it seemed like every ten minutes some supervisor was running amok and sexual harassment suits were flying like swallows to Capistrano. Sadly, Edge and Wilcox didn’t read MC’s sage advice and as a consequence we now have a very expensive train wreck that is costing taxpayers a bundle and causing the principal players no end of personal grief and misery.
According to the Tribune, the BOS will release their redacted investigative report on July 24th, “ . . . unless Wilcox or her attorney obtains an injunction . . .” so stand by for more sad beans to be spilled, with no end in sight since Wilcox has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Edge and the county and . . . “Edge has since hired an attorney . . .”