Political pundits of all stripes are speculating on a Palin/Beck ticket and now they're criticizing the imaginary ticket -- they're appalled at this imaginary ticket and indignant over the imaginary possibility of them imaginarily running for imaginary office.
I suppose we don't have enough real news to cover -- I mean ACORN, SEIU and government lies about policies which will bankrupt the country are just not sexy and weird enough, so the media and pundits create a fantasy ticket to get upset over and show their brilliant political insights. One commentator got upset because Beck goofs around too much, not knowing when he's serious and when he's not, and this, says the commentator, is no way for a political leader to act.
Before we drift off into a Beck-ett play, Beck has never claimed to be a political leader, and I doubt he would ever become insane enough to run for any type of office. I don't think Palin will run either, although the lure of political fame is powerful. But, regardless, it's a little premature to start analyzing a Palin/Beck ticket, and, for goodness sake, let's not lose our sense of humor -- it's the only thing some of us have to keep from going crazy. Beck is a satirist at heart, and this is where he shines, so let's not suit him up and kill the only strange quality that gives political discourse any possibility of interest and redemption.
I think what most people are missing is the power formation going on in the private sector. It's basically apolitical. CEOs of small companies, writers, radio talk show hosts, Tea Party participants, libertarians, women fed up with power politics, minorities breaking out of Democrat chains, all are forming a power base in the private sector which appears to be resisting statism -- an over-reaching government which has pissed off a large portion of the country.
Leftists have praised diversity for years, but what they mean by diversity is the politically correct connections which give them power to control those with which they disgree. Real diversity is individualism, and what we are seeing is a rebirth of individuality. Americans don't make for docile and cooperative collectivists.
Statists thrive when they can control groups which can be bought off or brain-washed -- statists can't thrive or survive when individualism and free-thinking reigns. Palin and Beck are a part of the individualistic private sector power formation -- agree with them or not, they don't have the power of coercion, and that's the point -- what we are going to see, I think, is the revival of the free market of ideas where persuasion and reason will eventually win, if guns are put away and statists are chained and made powerless once again by the Constitution.