Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Palin and Pontius

This button has become one of my favorites (just as "Republicans for Voldemort" was the hands-down winner for 2004).

I chuckled when a friend sent it a few weeks ago, but I'm drawn back to it now as the parallels grow starker and more ominous. In the biblical story, "chief priests and elders" of the establishment circulate through the crowd, fomenting a mob mentality that leads to the inevitable cry: Crucify him! Over the past weeks, the mood at the otherwise inconsequential Palin rallies has become darker and uglier, with the crowd yelling "Treason," "Traitor" and "Kill Him" as Sarah Palin piles on the sleaze.

I can't help but wonder about the reservoir of anger Sarah Palin has tapped into, and which indeed may be her only legacy to American politics by this time next month. Thoughts welcome.

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