NewsBuster Noel Sheppard reports that George Will, who had been critical of Gov. Palin in the past, nevertheless defended her Sunday, refuting lefty Peter Beinart's claim that she is somehow the GOP's version of George McGovern:
Beinart appearing on ABC's "This Week" claimed the GOP today resembles the Democrat Party between 1968 and 1972 when McGovern took it over and moved it so far to the left that it no longer represented the views of average Americans.Will also came to the governor's defense in July when he pwned far left columnist Ruth Marcus for the latter's gratuitous and hypocritical smear of the 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate.
This ended up harming the Democrats in the long run leading Beinart to conclude, "The Republicans will do great in 2010, but I think Sarah Palin is really the Republicans' George McGovern."
Will smartly responded..."But eight months ago, the worry was the worst case analysis for Republicans was that the Tea Party energies would be diverted in a third party candidacy splitting the conservative vote in this country. Sarah Palin, think of her what you will, has brought them into the Republican Party, and they are one of the main reasons for what is going to be probably decisive in November and that is the enormous enthusiasm and intensity gap that favors the Republicans this year."Indeed.
Careful, George, lest you succumb to Sarah's charms. Resistance is futile.