The road to living fetish
He wrote back that she should read again from the Old Testament the story of Esther, a beauty queen who became a real one, gaining the king’s ear to avert the slaughter of the Jews and vanquish their enemies. When Esther is called to serve, God grants her a strength she never knew she had. link
In a nut(house)shell: Paranoid, ideologically projected otherness nurtures repression of necessary intelligence, leading in times of crisis (generated by this very malapropistic mode of address) to maximal fetishization.
The administration that made jingoism into national policy and distrust of the other into the people's cool aid chose to deregulate debt limits and to blind any eye monitoring superspeculative debt instruments.
People pray for, or to, Palin on this live map, on which Alaska is occluded: