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Palin Derangement Syndrome: ‘No Labels’ Edition

By on 3.29.13 | 7:04PM

It doesn’t take much provocation to trigger an outburst of Palin Derangement Syndrome from the usual suspects, and former Rudy Giuliani speechwriter John Avlon’s PDS eruption at the Daily Beast is typical.

Avlon helped create the anti-Tea Party “No Labels” group, an effort to destroy the Republican Party through “non-partisanship,” apparently because there was no one in the GOP who was willing to hire Avlon after the embarrassing debacle of Giuliani’s 2008 campaign.

Sarah Palin’s political action committee released a video signaling that she would continue to be a presence in helping elect conservatives like Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley. In attacking Palin – accusing her of hypocrisy -- Avlon played on public ignorance about how PACs and consultants operate.

Whether Avlon himself is ignorant or merely disingenuous, I can’t say. What I can say is that once you know why Avlon hates Palin, the rest is just details.

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