Last fall I wrote a three-part series, which I posted on this site, on “Sarah Palin and the Politics of Elitism” (which you can read here, here, and here). My thesis was that the vitriol poured on Palin by the cultural elites stemmed from their insufferable snobbery and the fact that she was not one … Read more Why do they hate Carrie Prejean?
Of all the dumb statements made about the recent presidential election, the absolute dumbest has to be the assertion that Sarah Palin cost John McCain the election. Not only is there no evidence to support that conclusion, but the truth appears to be precisely the opposite: that McCain got more votes with Palin on the … Read more Sarah Palin and the politics of elitism — III
Sarah Palin just won’t go away. The election is now two weeks behind us, and the news media can’t seem to get enough of her. Last week she was interviewed in her Wasilla kitchen by Fox’s Greta van Susteren (while making moose chili), and by NBC’s Matt Lauer (while making a halibut-and-salmon casserole). CNN’s Larry … Read more Sarah Palin and the politics of elitism — II
Much of the elite conservative punditry, those well-bred and well-paid right-wing columnists who write for the upscale opinion journals and the opinion pages of the “big” newspapers, have been having a field day this election season reminding us of the alleged shortcomings of Gov. Sarah Palin. George Will is only the latest of the breed … Read more Sarah Palin and the politics of elitism
Yesterday I went down to my state capital, which happens to be Annapolis, to lobby for the repeal of a six percent sales tax the State of Maryland plans to levy on computer services beginning this July. How this tax came about is a worthy subject for study by anyone who desires to understand how … Read more Phil’s not-so-excellent lobbying adventure