|Thoughts on Palin
||[Jul. 9th, 2009|08:31 am]
I'm sure sad to see the woman who said being mayor is like being a community organizer, but with actual responsibilities, and said that Barack Obama was "pallin' around with terrorists" for working for educational reform in Illinois, has been so thoroughly slimed by the media that no person could possibly stand it. |
It really is *unfair*, you know? Just because she can dish it out doesn't mean she's supposed to be able to take it!
Do I detect just the teensiest bit of irony in this posting?...
I think this is somewhat unfair. She didn't dish up ethics charges against Obama (nor, of course, did he, her) nor did she attack his children.
However, if she DOES run for President, then we'll know that all of this was bogus--because she'll be attacked even more as a candidate.
It's not entirely fair, I'll grant you.
I can't speak for the ethics charges; I know that she's been found to have acted illegally in one instance, and paid back money in another (which isn't necessarily evidence of wrongdoing; it can merely be inability to prove right-doing). But for the rest, yes, I can see her as wanting to quit based upon ethics complaints, I don't know if they're legitimate or not, and I don't know if they're fair (even if legitimate).
And I do think children should be off-limits.
But I've seen more than a few people talking about how *horribly* she's been slimed because she's just *hated* so much, as if she hadn't played the role of attack dog.
Well, yes. She played the role of attack dog during the campaign. No question.
I'm still waiting for the other shoe, though.
While a lot of the slams against Palin have been frankly sexist, it's worth noting that it wasn't the Evil Mainstream Media she hates so much who filed the ethics charges or attacked her children.
They've reported those things, yes - but in the case of the sliming of her kids, most of the media reports I've seen have been pretty sympathetic to Palin and her family.
This is true. I'm still waiting for the other shoe to drop--I don't trust her motives to be what she says they are.
The thing that cracked me up is that when she was talking about Hillary Clinton, she said that Clinton should just suck it up when the media is bashing her.