Sunday, November 21, 2010

Steve Brodner: "Sarah Palin's Alaska" Divorces Politics From Policy

In this editorial cartoon, Steve Brodner states that Sarah Palin, in "Sarah Palin's Alaska," divorces politics from policy–even though Palin herself can never be divorced from politics. Instead, we get an airbrushed image of "us in the paradise of America" in which "we all look so good and young and funny" and with which we're supposed to identify: "Wouldn't you really want this if you could choose your own reality?" It's an appealing "message with no message"–a mix of reality show and political ad in which the main character earns about $250,000 per episode or $2 million in total. Watch:

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