Sarah Palin’s Big Flame-Out

How could someone filled with such promise plunge so far, so fast? How does one go from national icon to national laughingstock?

That’s exactly what has happened to Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee.

Once arguably the GOP’s most charismatic celebrity, Palin is now better known for “thriving in this role of right wing shock jock” as Nicolle Wallace, a former senior adviser for the John McCain-Palin  campaign, now puts it.

Even though the majority of Americans want Palin to keep quiet, it doesn’t look like she’ll be drop off the national radar anytime soon.

Republican strategist Ford O’Connell said Palin’s political career is “pretty much over.” But, he said, Palin has realized “she is more powerful as a media personality than a politician … it’s an easier life, you can have more influence and you can make more money.”

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