Salon.com’s Steve Kornacki has remarked of the Palin speech that
There’s really not much to say about this. It’s classic Palin, a speech designed to draw her flock closer by refusing to give an inch to her opponents. Thus, we now have Josh Marshall from Talking Points Memoopining that “[t]oday has been set aside to honor the victims of the Tucson massacre. And Sarah Palin has apparently decided she’s one of them.” And we have The National Review’s Daniel Lowry asserting that “Palin in gravitas mode like we’ve never seen her.”
And you thought Rich Lowry and Dan Foster were forces to be reckoned with individually? Behold Daniel Lowry, a genetically-spliced, Palin-propagandizing pundit predator! You cannot stop it. You can only hope to contain it.
The next step in the cycle is Jimiel Lowberguru, the five-headed beast that today slouched its way toward NRHQ to host the second-ever Balcony podcast, which you can listen to over on the homepage.
Seriously, thanks to Rich, Jonah, Ramesh and Jim for letting me sit in on the podcast. It felt like the first Thanksgiving where I got to sit at the adult table.