John Ziegler, who lives in Wasilla World, is a Savonarola of far right conservatism. A Palin true-believer, he cannot see resistance to this half-cracked vice-presidential candidate as anything but treason. And so even someone as hardcore as David Keene has to be tackled. Advantage: Keene. Meanwhile, even the base appears to be wilting a little. Rasmussen is a dubious polling shop, but they do poll the GOP base very thoroughly. The results reveal a Republican voting bloc not entirely as nutso as the activists.

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