It looks like her family and the sideshow she brought to the political scene briefly is now history. They have moved on to greener pastures: reality television, where its luckily easier to tune them out. Even respected conservatives won't touch her with a ten foot pole. (See Dick Cheney). And yet, on the fringe of the right wing she is still an object of fascination and an enduring symbol of... something. From the first time I heard her speak, its been pretty clear that if you added 50 pounds and 20 years, no one would pay any attention to her. She's never said anything original; never demonstrated an ounce of sophistication - politically or otherwise. I'll admit she's a hottie in that librarian-porn sort of way. Is that it?