Saturday, September 6, 2008

Celebrity for Thee, but Not for Me

Over at, a site I really enjoy watching for its analysis and insights, Nate Silver made the very valid point that Sarah Palin's surprise announcement has caused her celebrity to eclipse Obama's. We were then treated to several days of ridiculous hype over Palin, culminating with possibly the world's most overwrought congratulations ever heaped upon a former sportscaster reading someone else's speech off a teleprompter.

Given all that, you might have thought that, at least, the silly McCain campaign strategy of calling Obama a "celebrity" would be over. Well, you would be wrong.

I'd ask if the McCain campaign has any shame if the answer weren't already so painfully obvious.

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