November 8, 2008

Breathtaking hypocrisy

Just try to believe what Sarah Palin said today.

Responding to constant leaks from McCain campaign staffers who have referred to her alternatively as a "diva", a "whack-job", and most recently described her and the spooky first-dude Todd as, "Wasilla hillbillys looting Neiman-Marcus from coast to coast".
"That's cruel. It's mean-spirited. It's immature. It's unprofessional, and those guys are jerks if they came away with it, taking things out of context, and then tried to spread something on national news. It's not fair and not right,"

Do I even have to point out the breathtaking hypocrisy and amazing lack of awareness this displays?

What has, after all, Palin done for the entirety of her campaign for Vice President?

Several times a day for weeks on end, Sarah Palin did exactly the things she labels others as jerks for doing.

She took things out of context, distorted them beyond recognition, then spread it on every single media outlet in the country. Going down her list, she herself has been cruel, consistently mean-spirited, and embarrassingly immature herself on a daily basis, and done so in front of international press coverage.

Well, she's got one thing right. It's not fair, and it's not right. And anyone who does such things is a world class jerk.

But she damn sure was ready, more than willing, and able to engage in exactly the behavior she now condemns when it's done to her, several times a day, every day, for months.

A jerk indeed.

Let Alaska have her.

As an aside, all the breathless concensus among pundits that she's going to be a big "star" in the future Republican party is bunk. The woman is popular with the very Republican consituency that the American people by this election has relegated to irrelevancy. Namely, angry whites scared to death that non-whites are assuming their place as Americans, and narrow focus know-nothing fundementalists who gladly let others do their thinking for them.

She can ride that train into oblivion, and I hope she does.

6 Comments:

At 11/09/2008 11:11 PM, Anonymous nooncat said...

As the late Studs Terkel said, in his last interview, "She's Joe McCarthy in drag."

 
At 11/11/2008 5:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldn't worry too much about her. Her admirers are the same sort of GOP nutjobs that were so enamored with Dan Quayle. Remember how far his quest for the Presidency got in '96?

 
At 11/12/2008 3:33 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Anon,
Holy crap! I'd forgotten completely that Dan Quayle actually DID attempt a run for the nomination. Wow.

Yeah, that went over almost as well as when Tom "Billy Jack" Laughlin ran for the Republican nomination in '04, or that ultra strange fundy that looks like some cave-dwelling creature, Gary Bauer, ran in 2000.

 
At 11/12/2008 7:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yup, the more the loonies love her, the more the rest of the country (even the saner elements of the GOP) will be aghast. We couldn't be so lucky as to actually have them nominate her; even my friends in the $250K+ income group voted Obama and cited her as what pushed them over.

 
At 11/13/2008 12:57 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Well said..

And the more the woman talks... and she apparently can not stop talking, the weirder and more of a fraud she reveals herself to be.

Listening to her tonight on Larry King was enough to make you wonder if you'd slipped into some different dimension.

She speaks for paragraphs at a time with no periods whatsoever, bouncing and darting from subject to subject, all the while trying to appear like she's intelligent, peppering her speech with constant "there"s and "also"s and coming across like someone with a personality disorder.

She said twice she had a good speech "penned" for election night in order to "give a shout out" to McCain, and then for good measure again said she had "penned" a good "shout out" for McCain, but wiser heads prevailed.

She also said at various times that she wanted to "progress" the nation and "progress" her state.

If you saw it, you know what I mean. I didn't think it was possible, but she's even more disjointed and sounds more bizarre and unintelligible than Bush. (hard to imagine, I know.)

Why the pundits and press still feel so cowed and brow-beaten that they can't talk about this moron without first saying how sharp she is and what an up and comer she is and how she really "excited" the base is beyond me.

The woman is the political equivelent of a 100 car freight train running into a 747 jetliner.

To quote Bush, if people think she's the future of the the Republican party... bring it on!

 
At 11/13/2008 12:57 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Well said..

And the more the woman talks... and she apparently can not stop talking, the weirder and more of a fraud she reveals herself to be.

Listening to her tonight on Larry King was enough to make you wonder if you'd slipped into some different dimension.

She speaks for paragraphs at a time with no periods whatsoever, bouncing and darting from subject to subject, all the while trying to appear like she's intelligent, peppering her speech with constant "there"s and "also"s and coming across like someone with a personality disorder.

She said twice she had a good speech "penned" for election night in order to "give a shout out" to McCain, and then for good measure again said she had "penned" a good "shout out" for McCain, but wiser heads prevailed.

She also said at various times that she wanted to "progress" the nation and "progress" her state.

If you saw it, you know what I mean. I didn't think it was possible, but she's even more disjointed and sounds more bizarre and unintelligible than Bush. (hard to imagine, I know.)

Why the pundits and press still feel so cowed and brow-beaten that they can't talk about this moron without first saying how sharp she is and what an up and comer she is and how she really "excited" the base is beyond me.

The woman is the political equivalent of a 100 car freight train running into a 747 jetliner.

To quote Bush, if people think she's the future of the the Republican party... bring it on!

 

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