The XX Factor

The Lower 48 Remain a Confusing Jumble for Sarah Palin

News on the Mama Grizzly front today : Sarah Palin has officially welcomed Wyoming gubernatorial candidate Rita Meyer into her sleuth. Writes Palin on her Facebook page, “Voters know that Rita has a unique blend of steel magnolia and mama grizzly.” Wait, what? Steel magnolia ? Wyoming isn’t in the South, and Meyer was born in Nebraska . Maybe Palin’s moved on from appropriating the heartland and adopted a mixed-metaphor-based Southern strategy .