Debbie Doan, left, posses for a photo for her husband Gary Doan, not pictured, with a cutout of Sarah Palin in the vendor area of the Republican Party of Texas convention in Dallas, Friday, June 11, 2010. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Keeping track of who is with whom in the GOP is a lot like watching Survivor or Big Brother: at first it's hard to tell the contestants apart, but eventually their alliances become so obvious that watching it play out gets boring.
And nowhere else are these alliances made more obvious than in Politico's "Arena," the most insidery part of their already painfully insidery site. One of their most recent questions is one that has been asked many times lately: just who, if not Fox News*, is leading the Republican Party anyway?
Anti-tax bear Grover Norquist's answer is amusing first because of the sad sacks he lists as leaders in their respective positions: John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Chris Christie, Rick Perry, Mitch Daniels (?!), Marco Rubio, Meg Whitman, Carly Fiorina (yes!), Newt Gingrich, Tim Pawlenty... even Mitt Romney! Of course, by listing so many people, Grover makes it more obvious that there's no leader.
Conspicuously absent: the party's actual, ostensible leader (Michael Steele. Remember him?) and the Mama Grizzly from Alaska. Ouch!
To be fair to Norquist, though, he's probably too distracted these days, playing with his new hairdresser buddies.
*IMG's Steve Steckler offers this howler:
This is nonsense. Most Republicans don't watch Fox News, even if Fox's viewers tend to be somewhat more Republican than Democratic.
Most Republicans don't watch Fox News? Is he being intentionally hilarious?