There are many Democrats just salivating with glee as the hardcore right-wingers push for Sarah Palin to continue her date with destiny in 2012. Josh Marshall of TPM has some conflicted emotions about this:
The GOP is already defaulting to her. That’s good for Democratic candidates. ‘Palin 2012!’
I quite agree from a partisan perspective. The more Palin the better. But I think we also need to think about this from the broader perspective of national dignity. And simple human decency. You’re at a party and someone’s drinking too much and starting to do embarrassing things. Even if you don’t like them, and even if the unlovely part of you thinks it’s kind of funny, still someone should step in. On the other hand, if Rush and Sean, are up for it, maybe we just tap another keg?