So, Palin’s The Tickle-Me Elmo of Election ‘08?

CNN taps someone from Harvard Business School to wax wise on “the vulnerability of American citizens to anything that is new” and Sarah Palin’s “shelf life” (who are you calling a product?), or the shelf life of the Palin brand, or, maybe, the Palin brand’s buzz… or…something. I think.

With so much business jargon-speak (“Election Day” becomes “an action-forcing deadline”), it’s hard to sort out.


UPDATE: Also: “[McCain] is steak and [Palin] is sizzle?” He’s meat and she’s dressing? Not sure the McCain campaign is going to adopt that marketing slogan. Might alienate… vegetarian voters.

Liz Cox Barrett is a freelance writer and graphic designer in Kalispell, Montana. She worked as a newspaper journalist in Denver and Kalispell for 20 years.