Go and read a blog written, it would seem, by US Republican vice-presidential candidate, Sarah Palin: Welcome to the Palindrome.

It’s fairly well done, and reminiscent of Private Eye‘s “Dear Bill” letters, “The Secret Diary of John Major,” and so on.

Politics today requires the display of personality, the revelation of an inner soul; but the souls bared on the sofas of “Good Morning” or in the subsequent autobiographies are so manifestly a work of public relations that satire fills the gap.

For more on Palin, and the politics of affect, see The Pinocchio Theory.


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