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Pathetic. That’s the only word I can think of to describe the fact that Talis “I’m a Doofus” Colberg was elected mayor of the Mat-Su Borough with just over 7% of the population turning out to vote. Well, I guess you get what you put into it. Good luck, Mat-Su.

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Even Better News

Just a few tidbits of good news to share with everyone:

Norm Coleman Ordered To Pay Al Franken $95K By Minnesota Court

Miss California Losing Crown After All

John Ziegler, Palin’s personal filmmaker and shameless self-promoter, gets a smackdown

Gingrich looks even more ridiculous by accusing nominee Sotomayor of pretending to break her ankle

And just for fun, here’s a quote from an online chat with Kathleen Parker, columnist over at www.washingtonpost.com:

San Francisco: Do you think that a lot of the interest in Palin is just curiosity? During the election campaign, everyone I spoke to, liberal or conservative, said they would go to hear her speak – but not a one thought she was a qualified candidate for national office. They just wanted to see her because she is such an anomaly.

Kathleen Parker: She’s interesting. As Flannery O’Connor once said, “People will stand in line to shake hands with a monkey.” Or something to that effect.”

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The good news is, according to Gallup, less than 0.5% of Republicans feel that Sarah Palin speaks for them.

That means that of the 1,015 national adults who were asked who speaks for the GOP, Newport said, less than five people cited Palin. [snip] What makes this striking is that Palin has gotten far more media exposure (though hardly always favorable) than any other prospective 2012 GOP candidate, with the possible exception of Gingrich. Palin is frequently quoted in the media attacking Obama, or doing something that resembles attacking Obama, at any rate. But no one associates her with leadership qualities or sees her as speaking for the party.

Anyone else feeling relieved?

The bad news is, that the top three people who Republicans feel do represent them are Rush Limbaugh, Newt Gingrich and Dick Cheney.

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Actually, now that I think about it, this may be good news after all. I mean, come on. If these guys are the bright, shining stars of the GOP, I don’t think Democrats have anything to worry about.

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