Short and sweet:
Palin is the aroma that rises from the corpse of American conservatism. And they find it invigorating.
The Ignorance is Strength of Bush-Palin Republicanism is is one of the reasons why so many lifelong Republicans are "voting Democrat" this year.
That and that some good old-fashioned Matthew 21:43-44 style retribution, courtesy of this week's Gospel reading:
That is why I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people who will produce fruit for it. The person who falls over this stone will be broken to pieces, but it will crush anyone on whom it falls.”
I'm not claiming this is what this passage means, I just like metaphor and the imagery and the notion that power should be taken away from those who abuse it.