Why did we miss this? I’m not sure, but I suspect that we’ll start hearing more about it, just as soon as the media figure out how it’s all Sarah Palin’s fault.
Anyway: taking a look at the situation, my first impression is it doesn’t actually look so great for Tunisia: the population got rid of their Dear Leader, yes – but it seems to be done by sheer unfocused frustration, and not because that it was part of any organized ideological and/or political movement. Then again, the track record for those is spotty, so what do I know? Seriously – if people have a good source on this (from somebody who genuinely likes America, please) that would be useful.