Good News: You Can Live Without Palin!
This woman will never make news, Dana Milbank says
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Mar 2, 2011 11:25 AM CST
Former Alaska governor and Republican vice president candidate Sarah Palin speaks at the Long Island Association's annual meeting February 17, 2011 in Woodbury, New York.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – As you might recall, Dana Milbank heroically confronted his Sarah Palin addiction last month, by swearing off mentioning everyone’s favorite maverick hockey mom for all of February. How did it go? “The tremors and sweats were manageable,” he reports in the Washington Post. "I used Michele Bachmann as my methadone." At first, he was terrified Palin might announce her presidential run during his moratorium. But then he saw a fateful Fox News bulletin: “Sarah Palin has issued a tweet,” the anchor announced.

“It was then I realized I had nothing to worry about,” Milbank writes. “Palin was not going to make real news in February, or, most likely, at any other time. At most, she was going to make noise—enough to earn that $1 million Fox pays her.” That’s not to say there wasn’t some dang tempting noise, like her shot at Michelle Obama over breastfeeding, or that juicy leaked book. “No doubt, I sacrificed many Web clicks,” he says. But “was it a good tradeoff? You betcha!”

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Ripp
Mar 3, 2011 7:42 PM CST
I've never paid attention to her, what's the big deal. And I'm not even a progressive.
rural-gentleman
Mar 2, 2011 11:54 PM CST
The author of this article can refrain from discussing Sarah Palin if he wishes. This is a free country. Therefore, he is free to stick his head in the sand if he wants to, like so many liberal reporters did all through February. But people who truly practice what they preach about fair, balanced and accurate will continue to do articles on her because they understand she is too big a player in politics to ignore. For one thing, look at the political tsunami that happened in 2010. This even from coast to coast in America, with resulting casualty lists including the House Speaker's job of Madam Pelosi was powered largely by, guess who, someone with the initials of S.P. from the town called Wasilla, Alaska. This woman with the initials S.P. from Wasilla, Alaska only gets more powerful as time goes by. So if liberal reports choose to truly understand what and why things happen around them, I'd recommend continuing to cover this lady with the initials S.P. from Wasilla Alaska.
Major7
Mar 2, 2011 8:53 PM CST
She's the Republican party's ruse. Judging by the left's obsession with her, I'd say it's working.