No more about Sarah Palin, says Charles Blow of the New York Times.

This is the last time I’m going to write the name Sarah Palin until she does something truly newsworthy, like declare herself a candidate for the presidency. Until then, I will no longer take part in the left’s obsessive-compulsive fascination with her, which is both unhealthy and counterproductive.

Some agree, some don’t. Stacy sneers (as he does so well), and House of Eratosthenes prefigures the declaration, though from the opposite POV:

…some whiny pussykins writing a meandering screed — thereby proving she’s relevant AND electable — is not going to get any notice from us for the foreseeable future. This is just stupid. Someone wants attention so they write “Palin Go Away!” and they just…get it? Enough is enough.

If it comes true, which I very strongly doubt, I’ll miss it.

Sarah Palin has an uncanny, almost supernatural talent, shared by the rest of her family if in lesser degree: the ability to tempt the leftoids into spittle-spewing polemic that reveals them for the vicious, cruel, petty little s*ts they really are under all the loveycaring BOMFOG. No one — not Beck, not Levin, not even Limbaugh, certainly no politician or blog-pundit — can generate a wave of id-sourced preadolescent namecalling from editorial boards and teevee pundits the way Palin can with a single tweet, much less a 500-word Facebook essay, and as for public appearances, well… Daughter Bristol seems to be following in mama’s footsteps, and Todd just sneers and hugs his ladies, which confuses people no end.

It’s entertaining to the point of fascination, and revealing as all Hell. What makes it pure f*ing hilarious to boot is that it’s become clear that she does it on purpose, with malice aforethought, and despite warnings from people like Blow, who appear to dimly appreciate the situation, the leftoids simply cannot help themselves. Palin chirps cheerfully, and the New York Times reacts automatically and predictably. It’s like she had hold of the remote for a robot, with a button labeled [ALA] (= “Act Like A*holes”]. Just push, and out it streams. It’d be a real pity to see that go away.