The left’s obsession with Sarah Palin is one of the most interesting political and social phenomena of our time. The degree and volume of venom directed at her staggers the imagination. It is unprecedented in recent times especially for someone who does not currently hold office.
I saved the link for a post on how Sarah Palin merely by opening her mouth causes a number of lefties to bunch up their panties. This weekend, we learned, she doesn’t even need open her mouth for that to cause certain left-wing pundits to get their panties all in a bunch. Some left-wing pundits were blaming her for the Arizona shooting before she had even offered her opinion on the horrific act.
As Blogress Diva Regent neoneocon put it,
What the left has done to Sarah Palin has been disgusting right from the start. But the accusation that she is responsible for the Tucson killings might just be a new low.
It seems Palin-haters have been heading toward this low for some time. This sage blogress also defend Palin from the attacks against her for her use of the expression blood libel in her video message on the shooting and its aftermath. (Read both posts.)
Wondering again at the power the former Alaska Governor has over various left-of-center pundits, bloggers and elected officials.
UPDATE: In a similar vein, Glenn Reynolds quips, “She’s living in their heads, rent-free, 24-7.”