Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The New Spin: The White House Would Be A Step Down For Sarah Palin


Pop quiz: you're a right-wing commentator looking at a string of polls showing Sarah Palin's poll numbers sinking to new lows even as the weak field of GOP presidential contenders continues to thin out. But a large chunk of your audience would sooner eat glass than hear Palin's chances maligned by one of their own. What do you do?

Here's one answer: claim that Palin is even more powerful outside the White House and that the presidency would be a step down for her.

It's a line gaining some traction among pundits on the right. Take conservative media guru Andrew Breitbart, who suggested in GQ this month that Palin would be truly unstoppable if she only didn't get bogged down by, say, being President.

"I think the presidency is beneath her," Breitbart told GQ. "There's more power in being Oprah Winfrey than in being Barack Obama. It would be my goal for Palin to become Oprah and be the ultimate kingmaker for twenty-odd years. Oprah anointed Barack Obama."

Then there's Ann Coulter, who has offered similar arguments in multiple interviews........

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