Author: Rory B. Bellows
I would not joke around with a woman who knows how to handle an assault rifle.
Seriously, all you have to know about Palin is how she entered the national stage. This is a real life Dagny Taggart who built herself up from nothing. She beat an incumbent Republican Governor in a closed primary without the support of any party leadership. The Alaska GOP is the equivalent of the New Jersey Democrats in terms of corruption so any New Jersey reader would know just how hard it is to beat a sitting Governor in a primary with no party support. Hell, Rob Andrews had party support and he still lost by almost 30 points in a bid to unseat Frank Lautenberg.
In the general election she was outspent, faced a former Governor in the election and the national Democratic trend and won. Before anyone says it is just Alaska, one the real red states, the Alaska GOP congressional delegation is going to get swept away this fall.
Here is a prediction: She will devour Joe Dirt in the debate this fall.