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 PaulRand PaulSenate sends annual defense bill to Obama's desk GOP rep: Trump has 'extra-constitutional' view of presidency The ignored question: What does the future Republican Party look like? 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 CruzTed CruzThe Hill's 12:30 Report Cruz defends Trump's Taiwan call Ark., Texas senators put cheese dip vs. queso to the test MORE.

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