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Linda Olson-Osterlund's blog

The Permitted Coup

      It is the Season to  review. Review the past year and the almost past Bush administration, that is.. The media and many people I know seem eager to believe that the new Obama Administraion will bring a fundamental change to the functioning of the Federal government and the totalitarian policies it has been carrying here at home and the Superpower violence it has been visiting to people all over the globe. This is a hopeful view but not one I share. We have been living within a country taken over by a Coup. If you doubt my use of that word I refer you to  Jane Mayers Book, The Dark Side or Eric Lichtblau's Bush's Law and my interviews with them.

Sarah Palin; Evita or Dan Quayle

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Have you seen the video of the Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin. She's at a Turkey farm to pardon a turkey as part of her official duties.

Following the event  Governor Palin gives an interview for television  in the background clearly visible is a worker slaughtering turkeys one by one. The clueless Palin even ends the interview joking about that she's in the right place for Thanksgiving because she will be cooking the Turkey. The footage is both horrifying and hysterical. Not for the squeamish or those with very soft hearts. Every time I see it I find myself laughing, but what does it tell us if anything about Palin. Is she a buffoon, someone so laughable that we can dismiss her with great skits by Tina Fey or is she personally the new face of the most right wing of the right wing? Is she a facist with a populist front? Charismatic leader or a polarizing flash in the pan?

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