Posting at The Virginian, Jay Valentine offers an explanation:
"The best and the brightest on the left go into politics. The best on the right run their own businesses. So it is no surprise that the left is far more adept, even expert at the art of hardball politics. And they are telling us something profound."What drives the Left into derangement over Sarah Palin can be boiled down to one word - fear. In 1965, when Frank Herbert authored his great science fiction novel Dune, he spelled out what fear can do to those who fail to successfully conquer it:
"The left is telling us something many feel, many find as a hunch, that Sarah Palin is the most dangerous threat to the Obama administration with no close second. The left is telling us this by their "over the top" attacks. Not just the Letterman assaults, but the constant barrage of grievances filed against her in Alaska. The attacks every day on Palin for no apparent reason -- except that the left seems to see her quite differently from any Republican candidate. A difference of kind, not of degree."
"They would never do this to Romney, Huckabee or Newt, at least not to this level. There is a clear reason -- these guys couldn't fill up a high school stadium unless they were giving out free beer."
"Fear is the mindkiller..."