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Does This Mean Newsweek Stands in For the Nazis?*

Hot Air brings us word that Newsweek is declaring war on Sarah Palin. The magazine that has given up all pretense of objective news coverage and now caters to an ever shrinking Upper West Side Elite is making Palin the cover of Newsweek (PDF) with the title “How Do You Solve A Problem Like Sarah?” with the subheading “she’s bad news for the GOP — and everyone else too.”There’s just one problem.The title comes from “The Sound of Music” and the song “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?” Maria, you see, was the hero and protagonist of the musical and, later, the movie.And Maria was pursued by the Nazis.Hmmmm . . . so if Palin is Maria and Newsweek is out to get her, perhaps Newsweeks’s red, black, and white masthead is appropriate.*Sure, it was the nuns who sang the song, but the Nazis who were out to destroy her. And besides, we can’t really see Jon “God Supports Gay Marriage” Meacham as a nun.

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