She's not at “Versailles” — as Tom Brokaw called the annual collection of strivers at The White House Correspondents' Association dinner of journalists, apologists, preachers, propagandists and pirates — just a little high school in the hills, where Palin gave a high school graduation speech.

And Breitbart reposts that Kentucky Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulCongress must end American support for Saudi war in Yemen Black men get longer prison sentences than white men for same crimes: study Sarah Palin on sexual harassment: 'People know I'm probably packing' so they 'don't mess with me' MORE (R) has done the same. Last week he gave the commencement address to the Boys’ Latin of Philadelphia Charter School class of 2013.

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The “military-industrial-education-entertainment” establishment hovers above, detached and alien, like the UFO come to warn us in that old harbinger of a movie "The Day the Earth Stood Still." But Paul of Kentucky and Palin of Alaska, real people from real places, hit a populist chord. And they get it in West Monroe, La., where the bewhiskered Duck Commander holds court. 

This is grass roots. Vice President Biden got it right this time when he said last week at a West Coast fundraiser: “I’ve never seen a time in all the years I was in the Senate that two freshmen have so much impact on the entirety of the Republican Party,” referring to Paul and Texas Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzTexas Republicans slam White House over disaster relief request Dem rep: Trump disaster aid request is 'how you let America down again' Moore endorsements disappear from campaign website MORE.

This is the new political era rising, and this is where it comes from.