August 31, 2008
-- by Dave Johnson
One of the strategies behind choosing Palin for VP is to set up a "grievance trap." Much of the Republican appeal is grievance. "Those snobbish elites are picking on me again." "Those millionaire East Coast New York San Francisco Democrats give special privileges to everyone but me."
So anyone who criticizes will be cast as picking on strong women, etc.
But we have the perfect surrogate to lead the attack on Palin: Hillary Clinton. SHE can charge that this is an inexperienced "token" pick, a misdirection intended to fool people. SHE can charge that this is an anti-choice impostor, fronting for the old white male power structure.
So bring out Hillary, and sic her on Palin.
Posted by Dave Johnson at August 31, 2008 8:45 AM
Barbara Boxer actually criticized her right after the pick was announced. She may get the "San Francisco values" criticism but no one can say she's picking on strong women.
Posted by: Magpie at September 1, 2008 10:40 AM
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