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The Nation Magazine Gives Palin Her Due

John on August 25, 2010 at 9:38 pm

Not only do they give her credit, they avoid the usual snark found just about everywhere else these days:

[I]n her home state of Alaska, she appears to have engineered one of he most remarkable political upsets of an already volatile year.

Palin provided the publicity, fundraising umph and political push for a challenge by newcomer Joe Miller’s audacious challenge to incumbent Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski…

It may be true that Palin is weak when it comes to policy details. It may be true that she plays loose with the facts. But she is strong when it comes to campaigning and the fact is that she is willing to take risks that most politicians avoid. As such, she’s going to be a force to be reckoned with this fall, bringing political star power not just to the usual Republican suspects but to a lot of candidates who—like Alaska’s Joe Miller—had been counted out by poltical insiders. Democrats ought not fool themselves about the Palin factor. Indeed, if they underestimate this emerging reality, they will do so at their political peril.

Kudos to the Nation for showing more class than many “mainstream” news organizations once could name.

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