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September 15, 2008

Tina Fey impersonates Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live:

Michael Tomasky asks what he reckons is the most important undercurrent question of the American presidential election: have Americans tired of conservatism, or have they merely tired of corrupt and incompetent conservatism?"

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 7:31 PM | | Comments (3)


Hopefully the American 'public' have not conflated 'neo-con' with 'conservative'. This would represent a regrettable narrowing of an already pretty narrow mainstream political spectrum.

This was absolutely hilarious. I love Tina Fey.

But Gary, you have a tin ear towards the US if you think they share your very vague of understanding of "conservatism". Even worse is the idea that a Guardian Luvvie would have a clue!

If Americans are tired of conservatism it is of the reactionary feminazi kind. Bring on the REAL feminists like Sarah Palin! You know women who actually care about females, not socialists!

did you actually read the Tomasky article referred to in the above link? Tomasky says that the race right now isn't really about conservatism.

Right now what we have is an extreme cage fight in which, on November 4, one or the other will crawl out, bloodied and beaten, but victorious. And soon thereafter the bloodied winner has to start actually being the president.

He asks another question:
So which side is better equipped to win the cage fight? It's a more complex question than it seems, because the two campaigns have diametrically opposed ideas about how to achieve that victory.... This is the field operation versus the news-cycle election

He analyses the way the Republicans are using the news-cycle strategy and the Democrats the field operation strategy.