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An illustration of Palin-hate, courtesy of The Simpsons

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Yesterday there was a relatively minor media frenzy over Sarah Palin canceling her bus tour. Now she says it’s on hold because she has jury duty, but she plans to pick up the tour at a later date. So all the people who were braying “QUITTER!!!” yesterday have to find new reasons it’s her fault. (For example, Mediaite’s Colby Hall goes with the “Look what you made me do!” angle.)

It’s been barely two weeks since the previous failed gotcha, when those 24,000 e-mails turned out to be disappointingly scandal-free. Then there was the time Palin magically made a crazy guy shoot a bunch of people by putting up a map he never saw. And then there was the time before that, and the time before that, on and on, going back to the first time you ever heard of her.

The following is a simple illustration of the process. Sideshow Bob represents the large majority of the media, and each rake is a juicy bit of Palin gossip that’s too good to check:


No, don’t read this. Go back and watch the whole thing. Every single second. Call it tough love.