If Mark Halperin wrote for TMZ this is exactly the post that he would write:
Two Years Later: Sarah Palin Has Come A Long Way From The Slaughtered Turkey Video
Look how far Sarah Palin’s come. It was only two year (sic) ago that the former Vice Presidential candidate — and then Alaskan Governor — was giving her first post-election interview just a few feet from turkeys getting slaughtered – a PR nightmare that some though (sic) showed her naivete. Cut to two year (sic) later, Ms. Palin is the star of her own hit reality show, a best-selling author, a legitimate 2012 presidential candidate and a political force that the (sic) has put the established political class back on their heels.
Remember, the accepted media narrative at that time was that Palin didn’t possess the intellectual heft to be a serious candidate for high office.
If by “media narrative” you mean “voters“:
Two days after Sarah Palin fired up a large crowd at Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor rally in Washington, a newly released survey suggests a clear majority of Americans don’t think the former vice presidential nominee has the right credentials to be president.
According to the new survey from Vanity Fair and CBS News’ 60 Minutes, only 1 in 4 of all adults thinks Palin is qualified to be commander-in-chief while 60 percent say she is not.
By a narrow 47-40 percent margin however, Republicans do feel Palin has the right stuff to be president. But self identified conservatives – constituting the segment of the GOP largely thought to most favor the former Alaska governor – are essentially split 41-40 percent on her abilities to govern the country.
What may also be troubling for the former Alaska governor if she finds herself in a general election matchup, 3 in 5 independent voters don’t think Palin is qualified while only 21 percent do. Among moderates, the numbers are even worse with 70 percent reporting they lack confidence in Palin.
Predictably, the numbers are most dire for the former vice presidential nominee among self-identified Democrats: 3 in 4 say Palin isn’t up to the responsibilities of the Oval Office.
Seriously, if Colby wants to write about multi-media stars flashing above the firmament he should probably start here and work his way up slowly. In fact, this could very well pass for a Sarah Palin quote:
Your fans know your story, why tell them again in a book?
I don’t know if they know it completely. I’ve never gotten the chance to really tell them myself. I’ve told them in interviews and people have written articles, but it’s not really from me. I was able to write all my thoughts down and basically tell them, basically, how I’m feeling, you know? Just different stuff like that.
Throw in an ‘also’ and a ‘too’ and you’ve got a Facebook post….