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-- Brad Delong

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Friday, July 3, 2009

Que sera, Sarah?

I will freely admit that my feeling for Sarah Palin is the deepest contempt.

My horror at her selection as the vice presidential nominee in 2008 inspired my entry into the blogosphere.   As I said at the time: "Sarah Palin is a lying, unqualified, bullying, flip-flopping political hack."   

Eventually, enough people saw through her to perceive the cynicism and hypocrisy that her selection represented.   As thoughtful conservatives abandoned the Republicans, largely because of her, this might have influenced the general vote enough to usher in the Obama presidency.

Her resignation today as Governor of Alaska is a deep disappointment.  I was eagerly looking forward to her presidential run in 2012.

But I must also admit to a bit of schadenfreude.

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