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I'm so fascinated with the Left's/media's hatred for Sarah Palin, and Evan Sayet's article from frontpagemag.com sums it up perfectly.
If Democrats disagreed with Ms. Palin on the issues that would be one thing. But they don’t merely “disagree” with her, they hate her and they hate her without caring one whit about where she stands on the issues. They hate her because she is living proof that everything about the Democratic Party narrative is a lie and for this reason she cannot be allowed to be liked — because if Democrats liked her, they might actually listen to her policies.
Article found here.
If anyone wishes to comment on said Palin/Obama compare/contrast, as I'm sure many of you have read at various places, by all means. I must say AP has been particularly insightful on all this, especially on the Left's "political voodoo" theory, which now passes for current Leftist "logic." (Insert your own Earth Logic joke.)
Exit quotation: "To the speechwriters: For extra credit on your assignment, figure out a “presidential” way to explore the theme, “I Didn’t Beam Homicidal Mind Control Rays into that Crazed Gunman’s Brain.” The big joke here, of course, is that the only “presidential” way Palin could have handled this — according to the media, I mean — would be to simply let this whole thing slide. That’s what presidents do, right? Thick skin, stiff upper lip, even when their enemies are being terribly unfair to them. When it comes to politics, that’s business as usual. My point this week, though, and Ace’s point at his site, has been that this episode isn’t business as usual. This isn’t some standard “Palin’s using rhetorical dog whistles for her Christian base!” attack. This is a congresswoman bleeding out of her head on the sidewalk with six bodies lying around her, one of them a little girl, and Palin being blamed for it instantly. And yet according to Keith Ellison, the proper response here should have been to validate that accusation by implication by saying, gee, yeah, I guess I should have toned it down. I’m not known for being a Palin fan (as, er, any actual Palin fan could tell you) and even I can’t contain my indignation at the charge. And yet she’s supposed to just mellow out and take it because political reporters who won’t flatly correct the record for their readers think it’s bad “optics” to do otherwise? Unbelievable."
Exit quotation: "Now, let’s see tomorrow how the media and the left react to this story. There’ll be three responses, I assume. One: “Hey, maybe we should tone down the rhetoric on Palin before she gets shot.” If so much as one person offers that, consider it a victory. Two: “I condemn the threats, but we can’t be held responsible for the actions of crazies.” That’s actually the right answer, I think, or at least it would be if they’d been criticizing her for something she’d actually done. Having invented the Loughner connection out of thin air, though? Nope. Three: “She’s lying, either to turn down the heat on herself and earn sympathy or because she enjoys the media spotlight.” Mind you, there’s actual documentary evidence of some of the threats, but this will be the default explanation anyway thanks to the magical civility gene that makes liberals who are mentally ill somehow utterly immune to the worst rhetorical excesses. Demonize Palin all you want — have Paul Krugman and Frank Rich scream in the face of an untreated schizophrenic that she’s the prophesied antichrist — and it won’t motivate him a bit, because even deranged liberals are ultimately too smart and civilized to do anything wingnutty like take a shot at someone. That, as best as I understand it, is the going theory for why the left’s endless casual assertions about the basic malevolence of the right — racist, sexist, fascist, plutocratic, 50 times a day in assertions great and small — can be shrugged off as harmless to even the most diseased sympathetic mind. “Only fruitcakes” would act on stuff like that. Right, Jared?"
Apparently, "Sarah Palin's Alaska" will be released on Region 1 DVD, come April 5th, 2011. TVshowsondvd.com has the details, including on the extras, so click onward.
I saw this on MSN's main page and thought this was fun for the LULZ... City people take everything so seriously! http://www.doublex.com/blog/xxfactor/
I'm not really sure how Sarah "uses" the other lady since it wasn't her idea to do a show with the bimbo. I thought she was pretty gracious, considering how the Kate woman was unwilling to try anything. She acted like a high school student asked to do something in front of the class - complete with eye rolls and slumped shoulders.
I have been fangirling over the show like crazy becase, dude, Sarah Palin shooting caribou. It's all my dreams come true and then some. There's been better weapon firing in other episodes I think, but seeing Sarah shooting the fake bear on a string coming at her with that intense look of AWESOME... be still my heart.
An excerpt from the article:
Though raising an infant has been challenging, Bristol has the unconditional love and support of her family — especially her mother, Sarah Palin. After all, no one can better understand the complicated decision to have a baby under difficult circumstances. Just a year earlier, at the age of 44, Sarah carried her son Trig to term, even though she was told during a sonogram that he would be born with Down syndrome. Now, the mother and daughter are sharing a unique experience— raising baby boys together under the same roof.
At first, I thought she was getting her own show, but she's just going to be a guest commentator from time to time (like on one segment of O'Reilly or on Hannity's Great American Panel). I think I prefer this. I don't know about you, but Huckabee's random "jamming out" with Lynyrd Skynyrd, etc. isn't exactly endearing...
But yay for more Sarah! :)
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I clicked on it and found out that the "misleading" video amounts to a sophomoric intern mistake (the story doesn't explicitly say that, but one can deduce). Someone probably mislabeled the 2008 campaign video as "Sarah Palin Book Tour Crowd." Then, they changed the production script and communication wires got crossed. I can understand - everyone's excited about Palin's new book tour (freak, my roommate and I were in a texting-based squee-fest when I found out she's coming to Salt Lake for a book signing - I probably even mistyped "Facebook" when I texted her from the bus).
This is what I commonly refer to as "LARRY!!" Larry is the idiot tech guy that hides up in the production booth and is prone to inadvertently pressing random buttons that miscue the audio and video at everything from local homecoming queen pageants to the halftime entertainment at professional sporting events and, yes, even nationally televised cable news programs. When something like this happens, I immediately pin the blame on Larry by yelling: "LARRY! Get your finger off the button!!"
Not like they don't edit video to report on Hillary Clinton appearances or anything...
Hey guys! So I'm looking at the JFK library profiles in courage essay scholarship thing, and I thought it would be a lot of fun for me to write an essay on Sarah. (since McCain already won the actual award for what I'd write about...) so does anyone have any suggestions? I was thinking about like, how she stood up to the corruption in the Governors office, but idk...
Thanks guys :)