Christopher Cashell (topher) wrote,
Christopher Cashell
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Political Newstainment

Okay, maybe I'm missing something, but why is Sarah Palin such big news? A couple of coworkers were talking about her earlier, and one of them was talking about how impressed she was with Palin. I asked her why, and what it was that she'd done that was impressive, and my coworker gave me a surprised look like she couldn't believe I'd asked her. Two minutes later, she gave up in her attempt to explain what impressed her and admitted that there really wasn't anything specific she could put her finger on.

I can't help but see Sarah Palin as the political equivalent of Paris Hilton. She's suddenly a huge celebrity, but for no real reason. It's not talent, nor accomplishment that has landed her a place as a celebrity. . . What's the appeal that I'm missing?

[Note: For anyone who's wondering if my observation comes from party bias, I'm registered as a Libertarian, so I try to hate both primary political parties evenly. I just don't understand why the news is wasting so much time on someone who's said little, and done less.]
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