I’m not sure that I think this is 100% true, but I really, really like the idea:
Maybe we need a new name for these people: Palinheads. To be sure, the drugs are different…But maybe Palin really is the Grateful Dead of the 21st century — not just someone to whom certain people want to devote a few hours of their time every so often, but a way of life, a central organizing principle of their existence.
Update. I don’t like the weight-and-food mockery either. I just like the idea of the Palin-followers as Dead Heads. I’ll clip the quote to take out the offending parts.