Sunday, September 7, 2008

A Feeding Frenzy
The simple fact of her being a pro-life married mother of five with a thriving political career was--before anything else about her was known--enough for the left and its outliers to target her for destruction. She could not be allowed to contradict symbolically one of the central narratives of the left. How galling it will be to Sarah Palin's many new enemies if she survives this assault and prevails. If she does, her success may be an important moment in the struggle to shape not just America's politics but its culture.

I think a simpler and probably more accurate explanation is that the left thought that Sarah Palin would be easy to destroy politically, and in the process, the attacks would fatally destroy McCain's candidacy. However, now that Sarah Palin has given back better than the left could give, the left is committed to destroying Sarah Palin, because if they do not, Obama's candidacy might be destroyed by the public perception that his presidential campaign and allies were bested by McCain's VP candidate.