Oh, Palin became the next Limbaugh the second she stepped up to the national stage and, with the help of the blogs, we discovered and exposed what a nutjob she was. So, before anyone goes ascribing this to the grand Democratic plan (as if we ever had one), Palin was red meat the minute she opened her mouth. And like Limbaugh, she just can’t help herself – talk talk talk talk talk. From the Plum Line:
Multiple Democratic strategists say the party plans to increasingly elevate Palin in the same manner it has employed Rush for weeks, using her high-visibility, her social conservatism, and memories of her harsh attacks on Obama during the campaign to tar the GOP as partisan, obstructionist, and backward-looking.
James Carville, a key architect of the Limbaugh strategy, says Dems will be seeking to elevate Palin more and more, because she’s “an identifiable person who has a hook,” unlike GOP leaders like Eric Cantor an
d Mitch McConnell.