La política como entretenimiento

…she is a horrifying symbol of how little we ask for in return for the total surrender of our political power.

(…) The great insight of the Palin VP choice is that huge chunks of American voters no longer even demand that their candidates actually have policy positions; they simply consume them as media entertainment, rooting for or against them according to the reflexive prejudices of their demographic, as they would for reality-show contestants or sitcom characters.

Matt Taibbi