Lakoff Says…Watch Out For Palin

I know Danny is prepping a major political post this week, but I saw a great article on Sarah Palin by the amazing George Lakoff (UC Berekeley professor of cognitive linguistics) warning that many of her strengths as a candidate are similar to the characteristics that propelled GWB and Reagan to success. Regardless of how terrible she is on the issues, Lakoff warns that many voters will still be drawn by the symbolism of a soccer-mom / avid hunter / mother of five who can deceptively portray tired Republican ideas as the reforms and change that so many are currently seeking.

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