June 9, 2009
Not To Be Upstaged
Laying low for 100 days or so, it looks like Palin is starting to circulate and cause trouble again based on her awkward appearance at the big GOP hoo-hah, the NRSC/NRCC fundraising dinner.
After playing coy with the organizing committee over the keynote role (ultimately handed to Newt), Team Palin (after she pitched something of a fit) was honored by “being introduced.” The photo, I believe, captures her coming out on stage for that introduction.
Informing the visual, I was interested in a phrase AMERICAblog used, about “the sway … Sarah Palin and her supporters in Palin Nation hold over the GOP.” I think you do see that characteristic swagger here, the way she tilts the head and the hip, drops that left shoulder and cocks that left arm. As well, the backdrop of the drum set is a nice touch evoking Palin’s percussive and improvisational (read: oppositional and subversive) style where she actually prefers hitting things from the side.
Because I’m having a great time on the Twitter beat, by the way, here’s a recent missive on SP. (Be sure to click the link.)
(image: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP. June 8, 2009. Washington.)
So laying low for 100 days or so, it looks like Palin is starting to circulate and cause trouble again based on her awkward appearance at the big GOP hoo-hah, the NRSC/NRCC fundraising dinner.