It is articles like this which raise the spirits. Once again Sarah Palin has provided an astounding example of how the liberal media is written by a bunch of monkeys with typewriters. Totally incompetent, almost universally wrong, and always full of lies and misinformation the “lamestream media” step in it once again.
Follow the link and watch the Simpson’s clip. It is a very apt illustration of how they are so desparate to catch her that they keep setting themselves up for a good whack up side the head.
Yesterday there was a relatively minor media frenzy over Sarah Palin canceling her bus tour. Now she says it’s on hold because she has jury duty, but she plans to pick up the tour at a later date. So all the people who were braying “QUITTER!!!” yesterday have to find new reasons it’s her fault. (For example, Mediaite’s Colby Hall goes with the “Look what you made me do!” angle.)
It’s been barely two weeks since the previous failed gotcha, when those 24,000 e-mails turned out to be disappointingly scandal-free. Then there was the time Palin magically made a crazy guy shoot a bunch of people by putting up a map he never saw. And then there was the time before that, and the time before that, on and on, going back to the first time you ever heard of her.
The liberal media was giddy with glee at the prospect of digging up dirt on Sarah Palin in a FOIA release of her emails as Governor of Alaska. The only problem is that the image of Palin which emerges from the emails is one of a hard-working, conscientious public servant who took her post seriously.
In yet another attempt to embarrass and humiliate Sarah Palin, the mainstream has fallen into a trap that they deliberately set for the former Alaska governor.
On Friday, 24,000 emails were revealed from Palin’s time in the governor’s office to an all too anxious media, licking their chops at the prospect of discovering some juicy detail that could tarnish or — better yet — destroy her. The requested emails resulted from a Freedom of Information Request that the media filed years ago.
But rather than find some salacious exchange, the emails revealed a warm, likeable executive who worked hard, focused on Alaska as priority No. 1, relied on her husband for guidance, and who has savvy political instincts. As one Los Angeles Times columnist put it: the email dump was “annoyingly gaffe free.”
Instead of gotcha moments or lewd pictures like the ones we typically see these days, Palin’s correspondence revealed someone who was bi-partisan in nature (Palin was open to meeting then-Sen. Barack Obama’s chief of staff and even praised Obama’s ideas on energy), a clever Mama Grizzly who baked brownies to diffuse a fight over a football rivalry, and a woman of deep faith. National Journal reported on Palin’s prayer for God’s guidance on Alaska’s budget in what it featured as the top 10 “revelations.”
“I have been praying for wisdom on this … God will have to show me what to do on the people’s budget because I don’t yet know the right path … He will show me though.”
The worst nugget from the vast collection? Like almost every politician, Palin appeared thin-skinned when dealing with the press and a thorough manager of her own media by monitoring her coverage and asking for frequent corrections or clarifications. Yawn.
I won’t be at all surprised of the email search being conducted against Palin by the media turns out to backfire. I have no doubt that it will paint a positive picture of her overall by confirming her commitment to her elected office, to the people and the great state of Alaska, and to her family values. The media may find some items to cherry pick and blow completely out of all proportion but overall I think that the emails will reveal a competent and dedicated public servant which this country is sorely in need of today. If Barack Obama and Anthony Weiner are the best and the brightest of the Democrat Party then they should be eminantly beatable in 2012.
The trove of more than 13,000 emails detailing almost every aspect of Sarah Palin’s governorship of Alaska, released late on Friday, paints a picture of her as an idealistic, conscientious, humorous and humane woman slightly bemused by the world of politics.
One can only assume that the Left-leaning editors who dispatched teams of reporters to remote Juneau, the Alaskan capital, to pore over the emails in the hope of digging up a scandal are now viewing the result as a rather poor return on their considerable investment.
To an extent, the emails remind Americans of the person they saw take the state at the Republican National Convention in Minnesota nearly three years ago – refreshing, plain-speaking, open and uncomplicated.
Since then, her image has hardened into one of a brittle, even paranoid, politician who seethes with resentment, feels aggrieved and entitled and is intent on pursuing celebrity even at the expense of her family.
Mrs Palin as a person has become so remote that it is hard for to assess how much, if any, of that widely-held caricature has a basis in truth. The email release could mark the end of a chapter of what conservatives have termed “Palin Derangement Syndrome”. Her enemies in the media appear to have overplayed their hand.
Expressing a sentiment that will resonate with many, Greta Van Susteren, a Fox News anchor who is close to Mrs Palin, argued that she had been subjected to “a media colonoscopy” by news organisations on “a mission to destroy”.
I read the following piece and it made my heart glow. I could not help but think to myself, “you go girl!“ It is simply hilarious to watch how Sarah Palin with her common, everyday, outspoken ways just drives the liberals absolutely, nutcase crazy. All she is doing is driving around the country with her family on a sight seeing tour and these guys are just beside themselves. You gotta love Sarah and the way she is making monkeys of them all.
As the spotlight glows ever more brightly on Sarah Palin and her antics, this publication cannot help but ask: why does the nation care about someone who offers the public so little? It is sickening to reflect on the ridiculous amount of attention the media is giving the Palin family, yet it is impossible not to ask: Who was the young man Bristol seemed to be rubbing shoulders with at the Detroit Lakes stop?
Was he just another Palin well-wisher? Or could this camaraderie signal the start of yet another round of juicy scandal?
Once-respected newspapers and networks have lowered their journalistic standards to the level of The National Enquirer, yet the nation inquires: wouldn’t it be crazy if Mrs. Palin ran for president, and actually won?
The Palin bunch may be riding a luxurious, vainly-decorated tour bus, but the whole affair more resembles a train wreck than anything else: no one really wants to see it, but no one can look away. Though Palin defies logic and proper grammar at every turn, it is impossible to ignore her.
Media outlets — including this one, I now admit — provide this lunatic with an amount of press coverage historically reserved for people who have had a positive impact on the world, but America is hopelessly addicted to the One Nation spectacle. The media is simply the syringe that administers the fix that the public craves.