Shades of Sarah Palin.
The Young Republicans have elected as their leader a sort of Sarah Palin clone named Audra Shay, who, at age 38, apparently qualifies as “young’ among Republicans. Shay has an uncommon sympathy for bigots and racist remarks, and a propensity for hate-mongering.
Her Facebook page, while scrubbed of all incriminating threads, still shows membership in not one but two Carrie Prejean [you remember homophobic Miss California] support groups, “Stop Barack Obama,” “I Support Joe the Plumber,” “Mark Sanford (A True Conservative)” and “Fire Anderson Cooper and David Gergen.” She’s also math-challenged: Her other group memberships include “1,000,000 strong against Janeane Garafalo” (actual membership, 3,853), “1,000,000 against the bias of the mainstream media” (actual membership, 956) and “10,000+ Praying for Rush” (actual membership, 25). These are the online conservative versions of counting the Million Man March.
The GOP’s goal seems to be getting erections rather than winning elections. It’s only a matter of time before Carrie Prejean rises to the top of the Republican Party. See also Frank Rich today, and BooMan23.