It's been a while since I've written about Richard Cohen. The Worst Writer On The Planet™ makes my head hurt, so usually I don't even bother forcing myself to read him anymore. Today, however, the headline for his op-ed, Sarah Palin is fueled by fierce stupidity, was such a bald cry for attention that I had to indulge. The piece is by-the-book Palin baiting: Sarah is dumb, she is vindictive, she starts huge feuds at the drop of a hat, etc., etc. Oh, sure, it's all true, but it's also super obvious that Cohen would love to get in on some of that hot public feuding action, because Sarah's sparring partners get so, so much attention, something nobody has paid the increasingly irrelevant Cohen in some time. He's going to be crossing his fingers all day, feverishly refreshing Palin's Twitters and Facebooks, hoping, hoping, hoping that she rises to the bait. "Maybe today it will be me," he mutters, crossing his fingers, "and I'll get to go on TV!" Good luck, Richard!
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