The Sword of Palin
The Alaskan Avenger
When you find yourself in a situation where the 'sword of Damocles' hangs precariously above your head, the fight-or-flight response is automatically initiated by the biologic need for survival. Damocles survived, but only after convincing Dionysius to remove the sword by flattering him one more time.
The past several months members of the liberal gliterrati and their cohorts in the main stream media, found themselves in a similar situation where the sword, not the mythical one, but the real one of Sarah Palin hangs by a thread above their collective heads. Sarah's sword was forged during the 2008 presidential campaign . Since then , and despite the liberal elite's attempts to debunk and neutralize her (by all sorts of Machiavellian machinations, and Manchurian manipulations) , she continued to swing her sword artfully, by refusing to be intimidated, by demanding to be heard, and now by learning the artful use of the sane-stream media i.e. Facebook, Twitter, You tube.
You would think that to survive the Alaskan avenger, the left and the far left, would learn from Damocles, so that instead of taking Palin head on with M&Ms (Machinations&Manipulations), they should flatter her again and again and again..better to disarm her with well-placed words than to re-arm her with well-placed barbs.
And now.. comes the Tea party movement. Liberals thought the tea-partyers were just a bunch of astro-turfers, but Palin, with a little nudge from her synchronycitic partner-- the always serious and occasionally funny Glenn Beck, thought that it would be a movement that could reverse, undo, and dissipate Barrack Obama's attempts to "fundamentally change the country" by lurching its political dynamics towards his beloved socialist/leftist ideology.