From David Keene in The Hill:
"The Tea Partiers have spooked the political establishment. Many Washington insiders who cling to their faith in democracy while deathly afraid that people unlike themselves might actually get involved in politics are busy assuring each other at cocktail parties and on Sunday talk shows that the newly involved will lose interest before the next election.
Political elitists don’t like the former Alaska governor for the same reason they don’t like the Tea Partiers: She isn’t one of them. They live in a world populated by people like themselves and are deathly afraid when others threaten or seem to want to become a part of that world. Palin’s appearance in Nashville simply adds to their angst.
A future including Palin and the Tea Partiers is just too horrible for most political elitists to contemplate, but like it or not, it’s a future they will have to learn to accept."
Read it all.