|Open Memo to the Conservative Elite...|
|Posted by: Matt Lewis at 9:36 AM|
FROM: Matt Lewis, Townhall.com
TO: Kathleen Parker, Peggy Noonan, David Brooks, David Frum, and Christopher Buckley
CC: Gov. Sarah Palin
Re: We Miss You
I wanted to congratulate you on your contributions to the recent presidential election. Without your help, this might have been a closer race.
Of course, you probably lost you any credibility you had with real conservatives…you know, the rank-and-file voters. But, hey, I’m sure it was more than worth it considering that you became overnight sensations on the Georgetown cocktail circuit (where people wouldn't have given you the time of day had you actually stuck by your beliefs).
I suppose that I can’t really begrudge you for trying to hitch your wagon to Barack Obama’s star. Everybody loves him, it seemed like a foregone conclusion (it was), and you saw your opening.
Unfortunately, you goofed up on just one little issue. You forgot about the long-term impacts of your decisions; you turned a blind eye to the out-and-out ideology of Barack Obama.
That said, all is not necessarily lost. After four years of Obama, I’m sure that you will have realized the error in your ways (or at least that you weren’t actually behaving in your own self-interest). Hence, I would like to take this opportunity to extend an olive branch.
We are waiting with open arms, and we can only hope that you find your way home before we elect President Palin in 2012. After that, we can’t really guarantee that we’ll be able to rehabilitate you.
Again, we miss you terribly and hope that you will come home soon.