Watch Out, Sarah: Wasilla Might Take You Down
Her 'everywoman' image can't take the hit
By Emily Rauhala,  Newser User
Posted May 28, 2010 11:32 AM CDT
America's favorite 'hockey mom.'   (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
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(Newser) – Sarah Palin is doomed, warns Gawker, and it's her Wasilla brethren, not the Democrats, who are could take her down. Sure, the fence she built around her home will shield her family from the prying eyes of the "lamestream" media, writes Adrian Chen. But the problem isn't the press—it's Palin herself. Her neighbor rented to Joe McGinniss because she was angry over money owed. "There's no purer form of small-town drama than the stiffed contractor out for non-monetary revenge."

Palin can't afford to look like an elitist ass. Her "rise was based on a creation myth that had her springing from a fantasy Real America that loves guns and embryos," Chen writes. "But the Real America Palin really inhabits just wants her to stop acting like a diva and to cough up the 1500 bucks." Instead she built a very big fence. "Do not cross your people Sarah Palin!" warns Chen. "Your speaking career and presidential prospects don't stand a chance against their hard-won sense of frontier justice. They will destroy you."