To Left and Right: Please Shut Up About Palin

Op-eds complain of obsession by liberals and conservatives
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 4, 2010 11:12 AM CST
Sarah Palin greets fans and supporters as she signs her book "America by Heart" Tuesday in Phoenix.   (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

(Newser) – Here's a pretty good indicator of how much chatter Sarah Palin is generating these days: Post columnist Colbert King criticizes the "conservative establishment" for its constant attacks on her, and Times columnist Charles Blow criticizes the left for the same thing.

  • King: He's no Palin fan, but his beef is that the critics on the right are so downright mean. "The notion of a phalanx of conservative elites—Palin called them 'blue bloods'—standing between her and the GOP nomination because they perceive her as inferior in intellect and social and political standing is pure snobbery." It should insult her many supporters, too. Full column here.

  • Blow: Democrats hold up everything she says to ridicule, and it's backfiring. "People on the left seem to need her, to bash her, because she is, in three words, the way the left likes to see the right: hollow, dim and mean. But since she’s feeding on the negativity, I suggest three other words: get over it." And good news for those who've reached their Palin saturation point: He vows not to write another word about her unless she does something "truly newsworthy" (like run for president). Full column here.

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