Last month, Sarah Palin blasted Newsweek for publishing the article, “Why Are Obama’s Critics So Dumb?” by Andrew Sullivan. She called Sullivan a “kook” and obviously missed the point of the piece. Fine. This is what she does — laments the “lame stream media” without ever understanding what she’s talking about. But today Palin has an article in Newsweek, about raising her son Trig. What changed? Nothing, really.
Palin, who was finally fading from the headlines, had a chance to put herself back in them with an article that someone else most likely wrote for her. One would think that if she was so angry at Newsweek she wouldn’t give the magazine the satisfaction, but that’s not the way she operates. Palin has shown for years now that she will do anything to remain in the press, so why not?
For Newsweek this was a no brainer (pun fully intended). The magazine under Tina Brown has been all about attention-grabbing items, and getting Palin to pen an article for the very magazine she recently attacked is par for the course.
There’s nothing earth shattering in Palin’s piece. It isn’t relevant, despite its desperate attempt to tie into Rick Santorum suspending his campaign to be near his sick daughter. The article gives Palin and Newsweek some press, and that’s the whole point of it. Palin and Newsweek are a match made in heaven.