Americans are divided on a raft of issues. Immigration reform, Tea Party extremism, imploding Middle East, stagnant wages, Obamacare, Russian aggression, National Security Agency surveillance, global warming, Hobby Lobby, chasm between ultra-rich and 99 percent and whether the New York Mets should be buyers or sellers as the Major League Baseball trading deadline approaches.
Yet one core truth unites the country from east to west and north and south. That belief? Sarah Palin should just go away. Thank you, Sarah for bringing the country together.
A majority of Americans, according to a Wall Street Journal/NBC News/Annenberg poll want the half-term Alaskan Governor, GOP VP candidate, Fox News squawking head to just "be quiet."
None of the other "usual suspects" broke the 50 percent mark. Jesse Jackson gave it a decent shot, reaching the 45 percent mark. Dick Cheney, in the midst of his personal Iraqi invasion redemption tour, logged in at 42 percent. He edged Newt Gingrich (39 percent) and Al Gore (37 percent). Bill Clinton pulled up the rear at 31 percent.
Palin's latest verbal nonsense has do with the impeachment of President Obama. That bit of craziness annoyed even the hard-core right-wing editorial board of Rupert Murdoch's WSJ.
In a valiant effort to make sense of Palin's nuttiness, the paper today speculated that she may be feeling neglected. Poor, poor Palin. She has joined the "flurry of fever-swamp chatter about impeaching President Obama," according to the paper.
The establishment Republican house organ continued: "She is following the talk radio hosts and obscure authors who are trying to increase audience share or sell books by positing as Mr. Obama's loudest opponents."
House Speaker John Boehner, who is despised by a large portion of the Tea Party-driven Republican party, managed to say that he disagrees with Palin's call to bounce Barry. Unfortunately, that's about all the greatly diminished "leader" said. A more forceful leader would have told her to take a hike. The Ohio Republican didn't, but the majority of Americans spoke through the survey.
Sorry, Sarah. It was entertaining getting to know you. Wasilla wants you. I think.