I agree with the theories on what's happening behind the curtain with the power brokers and king makers. But my feeling is that the attention span of folks is so short that their eyes will glaze over before they get to the point of understanding how power is centralized in our society among a small group who use the political process to further their agenda. Sarah is just a tool. She's a tool because she's been compromised so many times over throughout her political career. I believe that she might really think sometimes that she's in control of her mission, but to believe that she has to deny her limitations and why they exist. Or maybe she really is that "slow".
Regardless, Sarah is more of a symptom instead of the problem though, but I do hope she can be exposed for what she is at some point, because any political power she welds is in the hands of a crazy, erratic person without scruples. But in the big picture, if it is not Sarah, I'm afraid that it will be Rick Perry playing the same role on behalf of the same "powerful elite". In other words, the beat goes on and we can only do what we can do.
I don't understand all of the dynamics of politics and power by any means, but I do know that in the economic/political power game, everyone acts out of their own self-interest, and that there is power in the hands of a relatively small group in our country and the world. As our country's economy becomes more and more inter-dependent on the geo-political situations in other regions, the lines become more and more blurred as to what is right/wrong in terms of what is "best" for our country vs what's fair to all involved. It's disheartening to me when I see that in order for our country's economy to thrive, that other regions and peoples of the world must pay the price of living in substandard conditions under a strongman of the choosing of our country's powerful elite. But it's naive to ignore that during the times of our economic growth and prosperity, dictators supported or propped up by our military are essentially raping their own countries of its resources and the US is a direct beneficiary.
I'm sure that this stuff has gone on for as long as man has been around--- the exploitation of the many for the benefit of the few--- but I wasn't aware of the scope of it until I became interested in politics in the late 70's. Then again, to that point I was more focused on who I was taking to the prom or who our next game was against. Anyway, I was shocked when Reagan picked Bush as his VP running mate, because these two men were so far apart ideologically. The more I've read and researched on what brought about their unholy alliance is what has given me a somewhat cynical or jaded view of politics and power today.
Bottom line is that I wonder if our efforts are well-placed in terms of allocating our time and energy expended in bringing Sarah down. She has been essentially neutered politically already. I can see why she would be a good puppet to have because she has such a low-level of self-awareness. Actually, I believe she has an aversion to reality. Anyway, when she's gone for good, IMHO, there will be someone else to plug into her place. Whether Sarah realizes it or not, she (along with Michele B) has, in effect, been a stalking horse for Rick Perry. I don't know that has been the case all along, but that's where we are now. Perry is just about as inept and as compromised as Palin is, but the main difference is the awareness of the public to Sarah's weaknesses vs ignorance to Perry and all his warts. Perry has already been to the Bilderberg Group and Koch Bros. meetings, and they say that's where the kings ---and queens, almost (Hillary)--- are made. IMHO, the Kochs are just a small, visible subset of the all the power brokers in the game.
President Obama appears to be vulnerable right now, but I can't see anyone on the GOP roster beating him. My gut tells me that unless he really digs in his heels on repealing the Bush tax cuts, that he'll "get a pass" in 2012. But if he makes that a major part of his platform, it's going to be very, very ugly. But that's the best we can hope for, because without some relief for the middle class, things will continue to spiral downward. I was shocked, and disappointed, when he caved in and extended those tax cuts for 2 years in 2010. I just hope I'm not completely naive in that extension of the tax cuts were in the plan all along. I can understand having to make a compromise, but I'm also aware that Pres. Obama has the same pressures made on him as every other candidate for national office. Hence, both he an Hillary had to have the blessing of the Bilderberg Group, et al., before either became a viable candidate.