TIPS FOR REPUBLICANS: For those who came in late, the sole reason for the disarray of the GOP is apparently either(a) that damn Palin woman and her barefoot fans, or(b) those latte-sipping moderates who keep criticizing the People's Tribune.Expel your base or retreat into an echo chamber: If those choices seem dispiriting, Republicans can take heart. They're the same false alternatives that the Democrats allegedly faced four years ago. Then a politician who hadn't fallen behind the bipartisan Iraq war -- but, unlike Howard Dean, actually wanted to be president -- came out of nowhere to beat his party's establishment and take the White House.There's a lesson there. If I were a Republican, I'd ignore the inane Palin debate and start looking around for a politician who had the good sense to break with the bipartisan consensus and oppose the bailout bill before it passed. Then I'd start planning an insurgency.(cross-posted at Hit & Run)
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