Palin’s New Video

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I believe Alex will have more to say about this later but here’s Sarah Palin’s newest web video. Her words are mostly excerpted from a speech she gave to the pro-life group, the Susan B. Anthony List. She talks about her “Mama Grizzlies” and “Pink Elephants” stampeding into Washington November 2. But, as Marc Ambinder notes, it’s also a striking advertisement for Brand Sarah. The thing I find interesting about it is it’s focus on women. Most female politicians run away from their femininity and don’t make concerted efforts to appeal to a natural constituency. It wasn’t, for example, until the very end of her campaign that Hillary Clinton spoke openly about cracking the glass ceiling. Palin, instead, is running hard towards it — indeed she’s trying to create a movement of conservative women that just happen to be her base voters.