Monday, January 11, 2010

Floating Signifier.

Where is she living again? Can she continue to mine "jes' plain folks" from Alaska while living semi permanently in a suburban TV studio in the lower forty-eight? I suppose the answer to that is, yes, because there's nothing new about a right wing political figure posing as a representative of the common herd while living in, and earning a living from, the imaginary elite locations of the country. Limbaugh, Coulter, and all the others shook the dust of flyover country from their feet as soon as they could (or, in Coulter's case, never even bothered to try it.) I suppose that Palin must at least be considered novel in that she is going in the opposite direction from Bush. Where he bought a rural ranch to catapult his run into the White House she will be leaving her rural mansion for some high priced condo to make her second attempt.

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