Late Night FDL: The Cognitive Dissonance of Puppets

By: Friday March 16, 2012 8:03 pm

The reason Palin and Perry failed is because they had no interest in working hard enough to play their roles as Potemkin mavericks convincingly. And that’s because despite the efforts of the GOP moneymen and operatives to groom them as puppet-like fronts for the right-wing agenda, someone it never sunk in for them that they were just flunkies who were expected to be disciplined in executing their roles.

Late Night FDL: (Don’t You) Forget About Me

By: Friday August 19, 2011 8:00 pm

Tired after another long, depressing week of following the news? Well, in non-news today, I can report that Sarah Palin’s descent from ambitious politician to crazed media stalker is continuing to pick up speed.

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