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Published:March 28th, 2010 12:07 EST
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Sarah Palin: The Future Of The GOP

By Robert Paul Reyes

When John McCain selected Sarah Palin as his running mate, the then Governor of Alaska was an unknown and untested commodity.

sarah palinMcCain is in the fight of his political life as he seeks reelection to the Senate, and once again he turns to Palin. The Fox News celebrity joined McCain on the stage at a political rally in Tucson.

But this time Palin is the star on the rise, and McCain is an old hack desperately trying to retain his hold on power. The cable news outlets covered this campaign event, but they cut away for more important news when Palin concluded her introduction of McCain.

Palin isn`t a star because she proved her grit, intelligence, knowledge and wisdom during the 2008 presidential campaign. The failed presidential campaign revealed Palin as a bumbling, petty, know-nothing and intellectually-challenged diva.

Welcome to the politics of today where attractiveness trumps experience, and celeb-appeal is more important than accomplishments. McCain may be one of the most experienced and respected senators, but he isn`t Twitter savvy and he doesn`t have his own reality show. Not to mention that he has a mug that only a mother could love.

A long as Palin retains her attractiveness and celeb credentials she will be a force in the GOP for the next few years. The next president of the United States may care more about making the cover of People magazine, than being mentioned on the front page of the New York Times.

Thomas Jefferson must be turning over in his grave.

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