Palin = Soma. Matt Taibbi has pretty well nailed it, as he often does.
Her followers will not know that she is the perfect patsy for our system, designed as it is to channel popular anger in any direction but a useful one, and to keep the public tied up endlessly in pointless media melees over meaningless nonsense (melees of the sort that develop organically around Palin everywhere she goes). Like George W. Bush, even Palin herself doesn’t know this, another reason she’s such a perfect political tool. Full Taibbi Piece.
Yes. It's not hyperbole to say "We live in Huxley's Brave New World, and Sara Palin is a human form of Soma."
Thanks to Pragpro Blog for the lead on this Matt Taibbi piece.