Ask Not For Whom the Bell Tolls

MarketWatch columnist Jon Friedman on Sarah Palin:

The Sarah Palin Phenomenon is doomed.

But it’s not because of her lack of foreign policy experience or her deer-in-the-headlights look during part of her interview last week with ABC’s Charles Gibson.

The primary reason why the Palin bubble will burst is that the media will decide that they are bored with her. They’ll need to move to shine a light on a fresh issue or individual.

Well, no. Or not exactly.

The media didn’t build up Palin — they did their damnedest to knock her down, and got routed in the process. So when they shine their lights somewhere else, it will be because they can’t stand the reflected glare.

In any case, it doesn’t matter; the damage is done. Because Palin took the spotlight away from Obama, never to return. Now that he’s no longer the It Boy, it will have to be someone else. Joe Biden? I don’t think so.

Which means the Democrats need to come up with something new, all in the next seven weeks. And all thanks to the Palin-bashers in the mainstream media.