You have to read this hilarious thing at Red State because Erick Erickson, he of blackball all Sarah doubters fame, is wringing his hands that maybe, just maybe the big Tea Party Convention coming up in Nashville is a little... expensive and fake, and that Sarah may be "ruining herself unintentionally" by speaking at it for, like, a gazillion dollars.
In other words, he's worried that "pureheart" Sarah is being co-opted! And seduced by money! And corporations! She's unintentionally becoming filthy rich!
This is so funny because, of course, this is absolutely everything Sarah wants, to be co-opted for obscene amounts of money. Erickson conveniently doesn't mention the other Palin news, that she just cleared a deal to be a Fox News commentator*, which, um, isn't corporate or about money at all, right? And does he think that her deal with Harper Collins for Going Rogue was, like, a grass roots thing?
Erick, honey, Sarah Palin is about as grass roots as Comme des Garçons Barbie. Eventually she probably won't even get out of bed without a sponsored cup of coffee.
Still, I'm really looking forward to this Tea Party Convention, the one no teabaggers can afford. Should be a good show. It'll be really interesting to see a fledgling political movement protest itself.
*I haven't seen much on what, exactly, Fox News is getting for their wheelbarrows of money delivered to Sarah. They're not giving her a show, because they know she'd be incapable of such a commitment. So she'll appear on Fox shows... which she does anyway. So again, what's the deal? Will they simply get first refusal for TV appearances?