Hicks and nitwits all over this great nation are grieving tonight for Sarah Palin's political career. Or, no, wait, they're happy. Yeah, that's it, they're happy:
Reached by CNN at her farm in the Shenandoah valley, Mary Matalin, a top Republican consultant, called Ms. Palin's move "brilliant" although she said she was initially taken aback by the news. But she seconded the notion that the governor's decision was smart in the sense that it will free her up [to do stuff...and things and whatnot].Of course. Conservatives are celebrating...[enunciate here]...because conservatives are celebrating!
Ms. Matalin joked that despite her own initial inside-the-Beltway reaction of surprise, shoppers at her local WalMart in the Shenandoah would be whooping "hoo-rahs" because of Ms. Palin's continued popularity among conservative voters.
Well played, Sarah Palin. Well played indeed.