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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Palin: ‘Keep on honking; I’m reloading’

by Colleen O'Connor

I told you so.

On July 6, I dubbed Sarah Palin’s resignation as Governor of Alaska, a “brilliant political move.”

Willie Brown, the former Mayor of San Francisco, was one of the few liberals who agreed.

Yes, it was about money, about going onto a larger stage than Alaska, and about keeping options open.

But, it was also about upending traditional insider politics and the mainstream media that covers them. Thus far, Palin, once considered a sideshow in American politics, is drawing a more devoted constituency than the three-ring circus in Washington, D.C.

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Fr. Phillips is the founding pastor of Our Lady of the Atonement Catholic Church, the first Anglican Use parish, established on August 15, 1983. Not that there is any confusion, but he is on the left, shown in his younger, less gray-headed days.