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Dennis: Palin Has Become ‘Bland’

Timothy Egan wrote a piece for the NY Times recently in which he challenged "The Brand" of Sarah Palin. The piece begins with Idaho's hard-fought Primary Race of Tuesday and suggests that Sarah Palin's political muscle has atrophied. I recently wrote a post in which I questioned whether Mrs. Palin had reached a point of political muscle strain. Egan builds more on the premise, than what I presented.   Egan reflects on Gov. Palin's half-empty arena in Idaho and questions whether she even "has it" anymore...even in the reddest of states: Idaho. He tackles Palin's judgement in supporting Nikki Haley of SC - a woman mired in a sexual scandal, running for Governor. His take is interesting. He says she's misusing her "brand" and that it will, in time, fade. I think he misses something big. It's not her "brand", it's her "bland"/Dennis Mansfield. More here.

  • AP/Idaho Statesman Photo/Chris Butler: Sarah Palin & Vaughn Ward days before primary election.

Question: Has Sarah Palin lost her clout with red-meat conservatives?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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