No longer either a governor or a candidate for higher office, Sarah Palin is now famous for being famous and is "being kept afloat in part by the hackles of her enemies and the people who admire her resilience in the face of them," observed New York Times columnist Charles Blow, swearing off writing about her again until she makes actual news. He credited liberals for turning her into a folk hero as they try to tear her down, concluding: "People on the left seem to need her, to bash her, because she is, in three words, the way the left likes to see the right: hollow, dim and mean. But since she's feeding on the negativity, I suggest three other words: get over it." Meanwhile, Colbert I. King of the Washington Post noted that it has been Republicans who have done most of Palin criticism lately. "The recent attacks on Sarah Palin by establishment conservatives make her Democratic opponents seem like wusses," he wrote.