“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."
Monday, September 01, 2008
MSM on the Early Hunt to Take Down Palin
The Process Begins. All the usual suspects are falling into formation to do their skullduggery. When the Divine One appeared they sought a magical garden in Kenya, but Palin being a white woman, a regular American from a real ordinary decent family, they are looking for Palin's dirty thongs. Here are the coordinated efforts of their weekend work:
Palin relied on earmark system she now opposes
-Los Angeles Times - 2 hours ago
The governor's past practice on earmarks stands in contrast to the views of her running mate, a researcher at a watchdog group says.
Account of a Bridge’s Death Slightly Exaggerated -New York Times
Palin "bridge to nowhere" line angers many Alaskans -Reuters
--Washington Post - USA Today - The Associated Press - CBS News