Some helpful factual testing of Ross's wishful thinking that Sarah Palin is the Evita for the right, ushering in a new era of criminalized abortion, closeted gays, federally subsidized churches, and lots of subsidies for "real Americans". Mark Blumenthal analyzes her Christianist base here; Charles Franklin shows why everyone else is slack-jawed.

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