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I Love Sarah Palin

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The best thing that ever happened to America is the ascension of Sarah Palin to star status. She is the reigning queen of the political freak show where candidates are invaded, ogled, sliced, diced and spliced by a public hungry for human train wrecks.

Palin, former Republican vice presidential candidate, with her narcissism, loopy religious beliefs and latest book with its attacks on everyone and everything is the best "news" to come along for months. After all, Britney Spears is on meds and under control and the dysfunctional football players and rap stars are in jail or on parole for beating girlfriends or dogs or rival brutes.

Yes, I love Sarah Palin because she will divide the Republican Party and marginalize it for a few elections unless the GOP gets its act together. She already demonstrated that she, with God and Todd on Her side, will vanquish those who trespass against those time-honored, minority views concerning abortion or universal health care.

For instance, she attacked a fellow Republican "progressive" in New York, who was pro-Choice, so effectively that she and like-minded religious fanatics cost the party the election. They ignored the Party's nominee, backed an independent and the Democrat came up the middle. She popularized the "death panels" mythology which concocted that civil servants will sentence old sick people to die ... as if U.S. insurance companies don't do that now by denying coverage or as if Congress doesn't do the same thing by failing to impose universal health care.

For these and other reasons, any right-thinking American has to love this woman. She will lead the fanatical lemmings over the cliff so that the United States can avoid being governed by people who are superstitious, ignorant and intolerant.

So let's wish her every success.