Tuesday's Vote May Pave Way for Palin

She waits in wings for GOP's inevitable abandonment of Tea Party
By Emily Rauhala,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 31, 2010 5:38 AM CDT
Tuesday's Vote May Pave Way for Palin
In this photo released by brokerage and investment group CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets, CLSA CEO Jonathan Slone, left, speaks as former U.S. vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin listens during the 16th annual CLSA Investors' Forum in Hong Kong Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009. Palin, criticized for her lack of...   (AP Photo/CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets, Jeff Topping)

(Newser) – The fired-up Tea Partiers who stormed the streets telling government to quit spending so much are going to be mighty angry when the GOP they propel to power Tuesday returns to its fat-cat ways Wednesday morning. But the return is inevitable, argues Frank Rich in the New York Times. The Republican old guard has no intention of working with the hoi polloi. So, the "earnest folk in tri-corner hat," the people who "wrote checks for the GOP surge," can forget about their seat at the table. Enter Sarah Palin.

Mama Grizzly is"waiting in the wings," with Rupert Murdoch and Glenn Beck, ready to “take back America" from both liberals and the conservative, "country club elites now mocking her." By 2012, after two more years of "political gridlock and economic sclerosis," "the equally disillusioned right and left may have a showdown that makes this election year look as benign as Woodstock." Watch out. (Does Palin want Obama's job? Click here to find out.)

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