Sunday, October 3, 2010
The game was seen as fair as long as one who was considered one of their own was running things.
Barack Obama is seen in much the same way as many view rap stars or athletes.
Each is seen as somehow having cheating the system.
Each is seen as undeserving and unqualified for their esteemed position in pop culture.
This explains much of the appeal of Sarah Palin.
Ms Palin is often championed as "one of us" or "one of our own" by her fans.
"She seems like someone I could have a beer with", some might say.
Sure, I'd have a beer with Sarah Palin - I would also have a beer with my drunk uncle Larry.
But I wouldn't let my druncle steer my car...
and I wouldn't let Sarah Palin steer the country.