Say what you will about the post-Bush decline of the GOP, its current shenanigans make Democrats look like the Partridge family. Compared to Obama’s solemnity, last night’s Washington fundraiser was a hoot.
After rounds of will-she, won’t-she speculation, Sarah Palin turned up, not as the keynote speaker but to stroll the stage of the ballroom as the body-language answer to Newt Gingrich’s hour-long flood of words.
If the faithful, who donated $14.5 million to the cause, were bored by the former Speaker’s logorrhea, they had the option of slipping out to watch Palin on Fox News, telling Sean Hannity how right she was about branding Obama as a wealth spreader.
With her usual eloquence, the might-have-been vice president summed it up, “Kind of a ‘We told ya so.'”