I’m no expert on politics, but I consume lots and lots of media. So I have an instinct about how this amazing tale of Sarah “Cinderella” Palin will continue to unfold.
For the next two or three weeks, the mainstream media will be all up in the Alaska governor’s business. Which means every day there’ll be a new surprise, a new twist, a funky new detail, and these will ricochet around the blogosphere with a noise that drowns out all other campaign news.
Team McCain will have to invest enormous amounts of energy into defending Mrs. Palin, explaining its choice of Mrs. Palin, preparing Mrs. Palin for high-profile media interviews, marshalling the support of the Republican establishment...
Which means all that political energy won’t be spent defining the Democrats, attacking Barack Obama, pushing the McCain “message,” and otherwise doing what the GOP wants to be doing in the homestretch of a neck-and-neck race.
I won’t predict what’s gonna happen. But... two or three weeks, y’all. In two or three weeks, something is gonna happen.
Will Cinderella’s chariot revert to a pumpkin? Will Sarah Palin be back in Wasilla? (Or “Wa-silly,” as Obama mispronounced it on Anderson Cooper’s show tonight.) Will John McCain have to find himself a new running mate?
Flip a coin.