Saturday, September 06, 2008

Investigating Everything Sarah Palin

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The media is in a frenzy, there's got to be something they've missed about Gov. Sarah Palin--something big enough to sink her campaign. So they are looking into every little detail to discern if she did anything remotely scandalous--the bar has been lowered dramatically on what is considered scandalous for her by the way--or unethical.

Let's use the Washington Post as exhibit A:

One of the compelling anecdotes about Sarah Palin is that she auctioned off the Alaska governor's jet on eBay after taking office -- a swift move made by a reformer hoping to clean up the excesses of her predecessor.

But in fact, the jet did not sell on eBay. It was sold to a businessman from Valdez named Larry Reynolds, who paid $2.1 million for the jet, shy of the original $2.7 million purchase price, according to contemporaneous news reports, including a story in the New York Times.
The fact that Palin didn't say she sold it on E-Bay doesn't matter, this is a mission to make her look bad at all costs and the fact that she may have alluded that it was sold on E-Bay is enough for a full story. For the record, she said "I put it on E-Bay," which is true 100%.

While the Rezko scandal, William Ayers and other shady Obama deals are out there awaiting investigation; instead they are parsing the words of a woman who has captivated the nation and putting resources into a non-story like this.

It's way past the point of partisanship, the MSM is into misogyny territory at this point. They are gleefully joined on the ride by self-described feminists who are shedding all pretense that they give a damn about women who don't share their narrow worldview.

The once proud media in the US is officially dead.

Update: Politico is in on the Get Sarah Palin parade. They talk of her tendency to give those she disadrees with the "cold shoulder." I guess Obama tossing Rev. Wright, his grandmother, Father Pflegel and myriad others under the bus in a clear case of political expediency is not as bad as ignoring someone. You've got to be kidding me.

This is going to backfire in a big way, Americans are now paying attention and if McCain continues to hammer the media bias angle, he and Palin may have the backing to pull this off. Plus the added bonus of the media bias motivating the GOP base like we haven't been in years.

I'm hoping for a return of the PEST epidemic in a big way in early November. I imagine this time it will about a million times as bad since it involves the hillbilly, non-aborting, gun toting, caribou dressing, salmon catching red neck from Wasilla (did I ever tell you Wasilla only has 7,000 people?)

Update: Us vs. Them...It's on! This election will polarize the country more than any we've seen in years, including Bush/Gore. The west coast and Northeast will go hard for Obama while the rest of the country outsuide of urban areas will go McCain/Palin. Pennsylvania, Florida and Ohio will be the battlegrounds.


VinceP1974 said...

Alan Colmes is still lying about Palin. It's almost pathological.

At this page Sarah Palin - Iraq war a task from God

Colmes deliberately misquotes Palin so that it seems like she's saying she knows what God's tasks are.

I complained to him a few times but he hasn't done anything.

Alan’s deceptive version:

“Our national leaders are sending them out on a task that is from God,” she said. “That’s what we have to make sure that we’re praying for, that there is a plan and that plan is God’s plan.”

The real version:

“Pray for our military men and women who are striving to do what is right. Also, for this country, that our leaders, our national leaders, are sending [U.S. soldiers] out on a task that is from God,” she exhorted the congregants. “That’s what we have to make sure that we’re praying for, that there is a plan and that that plan is God’s plan.”

Alan's source of the quote is here,where he also got the picture.

He deliberately changed the text

Anonymous said...

If it does not matter where or how she sold it, why wouldn't she tell the truth? Why would McCain lie as well? "I put it on ebay" with that annoying voice of hers. She should have concluded "and it did not sell". She has only been scrutinized for two weeks... put on your seat belts I know there is more to come on this chick. They Republicans are in trouble - their Palin/McCain yes that is the way it should be now, will not sell and the craze will die down she can only read like her sport casting days from a teleprompter once.


Mats said...

Republicans are not "in trouble". It is not republicans who are shaking their boots after Palin's nomination.

It's the moonbats who are all over the place trying hard to silence the voice of this true american.

Speaking of true american, anyone heard of Bill Ayers lately?

Scott said...

Chick? Dude, get a grip. Her voice resonated with millions--Hillary's...not so much.

Anyway, they are investigating her like no previous candidate in history. Obama has Rezko and others, Biden has shady real estate deals and they're going after Palin for people in Wasilla not liking her.

Misogyny at it's finest.

By the way, your tone reflects fear of her as well. That's telling.

As for speaking from the teleprompter, have you ever heard Obama ad-lib, it's cringe-worthy to say the least with more "ers" and "uhs" than a husband caught with another woman in his bed by his wife.

Anonymous said...

Come on George Bush - listening to him talk I literally CANNOT TAKE and he is your guy. Sorry I would give it so you if I felt it. She does nothing for me and represents what I deplore. I think a woman with 5 kids one pregnant and one with downs syndrome should be at home with them ( I could care less what feminism dictates) and I cannot stand the sarcasm in a politician and she takes the cake so far. I am very pro choice, very anti gun. I am not a fan. I am not scared of her what I am scared of is how that many Americans can get that excited for this woman... it almost is like desperation or something. It says so much about McCain that this woman could come in and take over. I do not get it!! I think her star will fade as she hits the road. She was not quite the speaker the following day without the friendly prompter. Are you as excited for the debates?

Anonymous said...

If you all hate others from the other side posting here let me know. I personally love the debate. Talking to my mom who agrees with me is fun and all but..and my marriage might be in trouble if my husband and i keep arguing over politics!

QUESTION: Why is the McCain camp keeping her from the media? Tomorrow we will see Biden, McCain, Obama all doing interviews but I bet Ms. Palin won't be around. Does that not speak volumes?

Scott said...

The concept of this site is debate, so no, I don't care if you comment at all.

Palin did three nedia events yesterday, one hour each. She's not being hidden, they're getting her up to speed, which anyone not from DC would need.

VinceP1974 said...

These Lefties are so eager to have the press confront her with the stupid questions...

I say, until the press starts to 'vet' Obama, they can't get their clutches on Sarah.

It's only fair.. i mean if the Dems want to keep comparing their Pres to our VP let them

it's pretty weak

Anonymous said...

I do not mean appearances, but if you want to count those - it was noted by someone following the campaign that she has teleprompters at these events, yikes.

From the LA times:

Three of the four now-official candidates on the major-party presidential tickets are scheduled to sit down for questions: Democrat Barack Obama on ABC's "This Week," his running mate, Joe Biden, on NBC's "Meet the Press" and Republican John McCain on CBS' "Face the Nation."

Absent from this list, of course, is the GOP's star of the moment, the not-so-long-ago obscure governor of Alaska who is McCain's running mate, Sarah Palin.

I believe that if qualified she would and the campaign be dying to get her on meet the press. It shows doubts in her that will be exposed eventually if not on Oct 2, before.

Anonymous said...

Gibson landed the interview. I wonder what the tone will be?