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I think I might be able to explain some of Sarah Palin's appeal. She's the "American Idol" candidate.
Consider. What defines an "American Idol" finalist? They're good-looking, work well on television, have a sunny personality, are fierce competitors, and so talented, why, they're darned near the real thing.
There's a reason "American Idol" gets such high ratings. People identify with the contestants. They think, Hey, that could be me up there on that show!
Some days, I really do wish it was my job to write about American Idol instead of American politics.
It would be a lot less insipid.
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