WATCH: When Sarah Palin Attacks [Cartoon]

The GOP giantess takes back America—by force!


The cover for our Attack on the Middle Class package is, we think, a monstrously funny take on the poster for the classic B-movie Attack of the 50-Ft Woman. Our editors talk about the cover here. But first, watch the cartoon:

 

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