Ron Hart on Palin & Oprah; And His New Collection of Cols


Columnist Ron Hart on Sarah Palin and Oprah Winfrey:

Contrary to what many think, Oprah and Sarah have something in common: they both helped Barack Obama get elected. But when Gov. Palin was asked if she would be campaigning to become the leader of the free world in 2012, she seemed uncomfortable — maybe because the current, self-appointed leader of the free world was sitting right there.

Sarah Palin has done at least one thing of value.

She has helped to unmask the left-winged media as a harsh, partisan and manipulative group bent on advancing its own ideology. She may keep the media distracted while the GOP desperately searches for its next real Ronald Reagan. Sadly, at this point I have no idea who that is.

Whole thing here.

Hart's collected cols are now available in No Such as a Pretty Good Alligator Wrestler: Kids, Politics, and Family—Why Daddy Drinks. Along with PJ O'Rourke, Bernie Marcus (co-founder of Home Depot), and Bob Johnson (founder of BET), I was happy to blurb the book, writing

…Hart is one asset that has soared in value over the past decade of partisan misrule. He is the Alan Greenspan of political columnists—he keeps the interest rate dangerously low.

You can buy the book here.