Peter on the Shore
Department of the Interior in Bed with the Oil Industry. Literally.

Going for the Fools' Vote

FoolreversedAs I read about the ongoing issue of whether Sarah Palin is lying about the infamous "Bridge to Nowhere" and other matters, I keep thinking about that quote famously attributed to Abraham Lincoln (though some doubt he actually uttered it):

You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.
Apparently some GOP strategists are seriously arguing that "these little facts don't really matter." And Palin and the McPalin campaign have as much as said she will deliver press access only to those who let her have her way.

So, if I am understanding this correctly, the voters the Republicans think they're talking to are that some of the people who can be fooled all of the time, which is to say the fools' vote.

What contempt they must have for their own political base.

(Via Josh Marshall & DailyKos.)

UPDATE: I see that the relevance of the Lincoln quote also occurred to Jerry Lanson at the Christian Science Monitor and Frank James of The Chicago Tribune.