One of those which tends towards the latter point of view is a website which doesn't get much mainstream publicity because it is politically incorrect. Occidental Dissent has published its own review of Sarah Palin's Alaska, entitled "Sarah Palin’s Insidious Whiteness". Occidental Dissent is edited by Hunter Wallace, a race realist after the manner of American Renaissance editor Jared Taylor. And in the final analysis, Wallace considers the program "an eight hour campaign pitch to White voters in the Red States".
Here's his justification for that conclusion:
Palin’s new reality show is already offering us glimpses into how she intends to conduct her presidential campaign. She is going to run as an Andrew Jackson style populist candidate, a down home “woman of the people,” against an unpopular Barack Obama, who is going to be cast in the role of John Quincy Adams, a cerebral out of touch Washington elitist, a closet Federalist who struck a “corrupt bargain” with Wall Street.
The Palin campaign will be based on an implicit form of White identity politics. She isn’t running on the basis of her experience as Governor of Alaska. She isn’t running as the champion of some public policy cause like the flat tax. Nor is Palin the favorite of the GOP establishment. The whole basis of her appeal is her identification with Red America.
Sarah Palin wants to be the first president of Red America.
Her television show is an eight hour campaign pitch to White voters in the Red States. It is so obviously telegraphed that it is almost indisputable: driving an RV up to Mt. McKinley, fishing for salmon with the kids while watching brown bears fight, landing on a glacier, mountain climbing. In upcoming episodes, Sarah of Alaska will be shown on television dog sledding, camping out, kayaking, and shooting rifles.
Think Dubya at the ranch on steroids.
In the promo for the show, Palin says, “I’d rather be doing this than in some stuffy old political office” and “I’d rather be out here being free.” In other words, Palin is more comfortable in the outdoors than in the metropolitan areas where Barack Obama seems to thrive.
Palin’s children have unorthodox names like “Bristol,” “Piper,” “Track,” “Willow,” and “Trig.” There was a “McKinley” in the show who was also a Palin family member. The exaggerated whiteness here is on the same level of black women who give their children African ghetto names like La’Kisha, Mo’Nique, Latoya, and Da’Quonda.
The show is based on the way of life of Red America.
Hunter Wallace actually seems quite enamored of Sarah Palin. He says there's nothing inspiring about Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty, Haley Barbour, Mike Huckabee, or Rick Santorum, to which I can agree in part, although Romney is leaving a number of markers around the country by his intervention on behalf of a number of candidates. But even Romney is now being perceived more and more as another boring assembly-line corporate candidate.
In contrast, Sarah Palin is literally ablaze with passion and steeped in authenticity, by comparison. When Sarah's in the house, the meat jumps out of their seats.
Hunter Wallace does pay lip service to Palin's consistently high negatives in various polls. He notes that the mainstream media will spend at least a year trashing and vilifying her (where've you been, buddy; they've been trashing her since 2008). Indeed, the mere perception that Sarah Palin is running as the White candidate of Middle America would drive progressives to hyperbolic excesses of Dionysian overreaction, eliciting the most defamatory and slanderous venom possible from hate groups like the SPLC, the NAACP and National Council of La Raza.
But what Wallace missed was another possibility -- that in the event Palin is nominated as the Republican Presidential candidate, RINOs and DINOs will combine and find themselves a national version of Lisa Murkowski to run as a "third party centrist candidate". The write-in candidacy of Lisa Murkowski in Alaska appears to be a dress rehearsal for just such a possibility. One likely prospect to fill the bill is New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. On the other hand, a serious third party candidate could deny everyone the electoral votes needed to win outright, throwing the election into the House of Representatives.
And who would be chosen in a Republican-dominated House? Most likely Palin.
A presidential race between Sarah Palin and Barack Obama could be the most divisive national election since Andrew Jackson vs. John Quincy Adams. It would put White identity politics at the forefront of the national political debate in a way that a showdown with more bland candidates such as Mitt Romney would not. But many of those who posted 145 comments on Occidental Dissent do not agree with Wallace's conclusions, and criticize him for cheerleading for Palin.