It sure looks like Sarah Palin's future with the grand old party is toast, going by actions.
Is the conservative movement going to throw Sarah Palin under the bus? Let her take the blame -- some of which she rightfully deserves -- for McCain's loss? Yesterday I would have said No. One of the few truisms of this election is that the conservative base loved them some Sarah Palin, so why would the very infrastructure that feeds that base the lies that nourish them and that depends on them for their own existence attempt to destroy her?
Well, watching the video below, it's hard to conclude anything other than that Fox News intends to do just that, perhaps to ensure that she does not emerge as the future of the conservative movement, what with her not knowing Africa was a continent and all...
Beeton also cites this little ditty from Newsweek about Palin, which further suggests just how thoroughly the GOP is grinding Palin under the many wheels of the media bus:
Palin's shopping spree at high-end department stores was more extensive than previously reported. While publicly supporting Palin, McCain's top advisers privately fumed at what they regarded as her outrageous profligacy. One senior aide said that Nicolle Wallace had told Palin to buy three suits for the convention and hire a stylist. But instead, the vice presidential nominee began buying for herself and her family—clothes and accessories from top stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus. According to two knowledgeable sources, a vast majority of the clothes were bought by a wealthy donor, who was shocked when he got the bill. Palin also used low-level staffers to buy some of the clothes on their credit cards. [...]
Palin launched her attack on Obama's association with William Ayers, the former Weather Underground bomber, before the campaign had finalized a plan to raise the issue. McCain's advisers were working on a strategy that they hoped to unveil the following week, but McCain had not signed off on it, and top adviser Mark Salter was resisting.