Palin’s surprise?

A great piece by RS McCain. Making the same points, or some of them anyway, I made about the doomsayers who are telling us that Palin is finished! They are thinking like politicians, Palin is not a typical politician.

“Her national political career is done,” NBC’s David Shuster declared, even before reports of her plans to resign had been confirmed. Other media types joined the rush to write Palin’s political obituary, with a Greek chorus of “conservative” commentators transparently eager to agree that her resignation represented proof that Palin is both unelectable to and unfit for higher office.

Of course, she had just exposed as fraudulent the pretended omniscience of the commentariat. None of them had predicted Palin’s resignation, and yet their latest oracular pronouncements — Ed Rollins told CNN she looked “terribly inept” — were treated as authoritative.

The punditocracy can’t predict Palin because she shares neither their perspective nor their assumptions. Her ascent to political stardom has been treated as a fluke by most of the GOP establishment for the simple reason that she doesn’t slavishly follow the standard script of Republican politicians.

Precisely the point the usual pundits and talking heads are missing. They are incapable of thinking outside their box of political strategies., Thus, they are going to say Palin is done, not a serious player, yada, yada, yada. As I have said before people are going to be looking at candidates who DO NOT fit the same old political mode.

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