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1. Sarah Palin Superstar

Sarah PalinWhether you love her or hate her, it would be hard to argue that Sarah Palin is one of the most fascinating people to arrive in the public arena in some time. When John McCain picked her as his running mate in 2008, it’s fair to say that most people outside of Alaska had never heard of her. Now she is a contributor on Fox News, gets a hundred grand for speaking engagements, has a media following that puts her in the spotlight whenever she appears in public, and tops at least some people’s list of candidates for the presidency in 2012

How powerful is this woman? And could she become our next president?

Looking at her sources of power helps illuminate why Sarah Palin became a populist sensation and whether her star will shine brightly in the night sky for a long time to come or whether, like a shooting star, she will fizzle out after a spectacular display of pyrotechnics.

Tags: Sarah Palin, John McCain, Fox News, power, influence, knowledge, character, attraction, reputation, network, information, role, resources, history, expressiveness, Dancing with the Stars, Bristol Palin, Republicans, Democrats, Tea Party, Barack Obama
By Terry R. Bacon

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Greg Hustis

Well, Terry, your piece was entertaining, informative, and with regard to your conclusion, right on the mark. As an acknowledged right wing neanderthal, I am in complete agreement. Perhaps by couching your argument in such a good read, more of our intellectual friends will understand the true immediate danger we all face, especially when considering the constant soft pedaling that terror still receives in so many quarters.

Best to Debra,

Greg

September 10, 2016, 2:06 PM
Petra Hinke

Thank you Terry for a most interesting and frightening analysis...I would have never thought of the ghouls and zombies of our imaginary classic tales coming to life (reality) in the form of ISIS, but they have indeed. Brilliantly said, and truly scary.

This piece and your spot-on comments about Trump make it doubly scary. Let's hope some sanity prevails and that we do not elect him into office. As to ISIS, who knows how to solve that one? What is this world coming to?

Petra

September 12, 2016, 11:38 PM
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