Rule #5, Rules for Radicals, by Saul Alinsky:
5: Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counteract ridicule. It also infuriates the opposition, who then react to your advantage.
Considering that Sarah Palin needs utter only a single statement -- and political hacks, the mainstream media, Hollywood celebrities and lefty blogs react with foaming-at-the-mouth fury -- I'd say she's learned much from Alinsky.
Idea: Mike Z.