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.