Monday, July 27, 2009

Is that a pea under my mattress?

(I'm writing a lot about Palin, but bear with me, it's a big day for her, and thusly, For America!) So, really, this was the money shot from Sarah's parting speech, "Democracy depends on you, and that is why... that is why our troops are willing to die for you. So, how about, in honor of the American Soldier, you quit making things up."

Ahhh.. media bashing, self-pitying, jingoistic, and divisively patriotic; Sarah at her best! 

But this is really the sort of thing that has always driven me nuts about Sarah. Nobody flings red meat as naturally and unselfconsciously as Sarah Palin, and yet she's amazed when people take shots at her. (I love it, the woman on Hardball just called it a Defensive Speech, does she give any Other kind?) is doing Sarah's complaining for her. Recently Sarah wrote an Editorial slamming cap & trade in the Washington Post. Media Matters made a video slamming her for putting forth idiotic environmental policies in a public forum. This is apparently beyond the pale as Sarah is now a 'private citizen,' Media Matters is encouraged to 'stay classy'. So, a public figure makes a public statement and is publicly criticized and this is beyond the pale? And this is right after they call David Axelrod an idiot (see post below) for ignoring the most 'popular Republican' out there. So which is it? Why wouldn't you attack her if she's a threat? Or is she not a threat? Or she's a threat, but she's a private citizen who does public stuff, but you can't criticize her. Jeez. My head hurts.

You know, back during the election, and Hillary pissed me off more than once, but she did put up with Way more shit than I recall Sarah ever subjected to, before or since (and yes, I'm taking into account the Letterman flap).  Just one memorable example, a group was formed to combat Hillary's nomination, they were called Citizen's United, Not Timid. I'll leave it to you to work out the acronym. Stay classy, indeed.


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