When will this woman go away?
In video excerpts from a a soon to be released documentary titled, “How Obama Got Elected”, Republican vice-presidential nominee has suggested that she was unfairly treated by the media during the campaign. Watch the absurdity here:
The comments by the folksy Alaska governor ranged from her unfair treatment by the media, her being mishandled by the McCain campaign, perception double standards, and attacks on her family.
Responding to questions on the Katie Couric interviews, Mrs. Palin snorted, “Katie, you’re not the center of everyone’s universe.” She blamed her poor performance on the network editing of the interview spots. She did acknowledge that the interviews went poorly but then pointed a blaming finger at her handlers for allowing the interviews to continue. What the governor fails to realize is that the criticism leveled at her as a result of the interviews were totally justified. She was unprepared, appeared to be evasive and when actually addressing questions, she demonstrated a complete lack of knowledge on the issues.
She also took exception to what she perceived as attacks on her family, namely her daughter’s pregnancy out of wedlock. Ms. Palin has spent her political career championing parental responsibilities, the sanctity of marriage and the morality of abstinence. When a member of her family indulges in behavior contrary to these precepts, the public is entitled to question the practice of these values. Mrs. Palin knew that running for national office would invite scrutiny of her family’s activities. The media actively searches for hypocrisy. And within Mrs. Palin’s own family they found a glaring chasm between what she professes and her own reality.
Referring to Caroline’s Kennedy’s bid for appointment to the New York Senate seat Mrs. Palin remarked, “It’s going to be interesting to see how that plays out and I think that as we watch that we will perhaps be able to prove that there is a class issue here also that was such a factor in the scrutiny of my candidacy versus, say, the scrutiny of what her candidacy may be”. I find this absurd being that it was she who invoked the “two Americas” philosophy into her own campaign. She distinctly went out of her way to distinguish herself as a non-elitist, plain old hockey mom. If anyone injected class into the race, it was Palin herself.
Mrs. Palin has the audacity to suggest that she may have fared better had she been Barack Obama’s running mate. Crying media hypocrisy, she stated, “I think they would have loved me as a candidate . . . You would have seen an absolutely different and . . . much prettier profile of Sarah Palin and the Palin family and my administration.” Wrong again, Sarah! You would have been vilified a hell of a lot more had you been on the Democratic Party ticket. The so-called Republican base gave you a pass that you would not had received by the Democrats. The Democratic Party has a history of eating their own when things do not appear right, sometimes to the detriment of the party’s own goals. The Republicans are not ashamed of employing sheep herding tactics for the sake of winning an election.
Sarah Palin’s remarks again demonstrate the parallel universes that most Republicans choose to live in. When confronted with absolute rejection and repudiation, Mrs. Palin chooses to blame every one around her; every one but herself, her politics and her shear lack of knowledge. In a previous blogs, I have excoriated Mrs. Palin incompetence and her lack of preparation for holding any national office. After this sad ridiculous display by Mrs. Palin, I am convinced that the American electorate made the right decision.
Sarah Palin… You are an IDIOT!