Posts tagged ‘Main Stream Media’

June 1, 2011

The Magical Mystery Tour of Sarah Palin

by Vince

As I noted earlier today, Palin is making her cross-country trip, effectively rousing the people for a possible 2012 GOP bid. Palin is taking an unconventional route (no pun intended) in that she is purposefully eluding the press (and even her fans) and making them find her. In a sense, this tour will either give Palin the green or red light in terms of running in 2012:

According to a source with knowledge of Palin’s thinking, the tour is a test of whether she can do it “her way,” which the source described as “nontraditional, low-cost, high-tech…. The key is to be totally unpredictable and always keep her rivals off-balance.”

With that under-the-radar approach, Palin may have some gold up her sleeve:

Unscripted moments that go badly can haunt a politician on YouTube during a campaign and into the future, but Palin’s ease with a rope line and her politicking skills are one of her best assets. A Palin campaign may not have a press bus or the more formal interviews that reporters crave, but her team will undoubtedly factor in added time for her to greet supporters and campaign not just in large rallies but one on one as well.

The one major trait of Palin that could doom her chances is her divisiveness. Everything from her comments post-Tuscon to her Tweets, she polarizes the political debate to awful extremes (sometimes even cultural ones). Andrew Sullivan made this ironic point when she moved to Arizona, a state bitterly divided between the white, conservative north and the Hispanic south.

One other irony: Palin made the comment that she loves the smell of emissions. This comment could have many meanings behind it. It coincidentally was said by her the same day this report (eyes widen) was released:

According to the IEA, a record 30.6 gigatons of carbon dioxide was released into the atmosphere last year, mainly from the burning of fossil fuels. In light of these shocking numbers, experts now fear that it will be impossible to prevent a temperature rise of more than 2 degrees Celsius — which scientists say is the threshold for potentially “dangerous climate change.”

Picture by Flickr user Dave77459

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March 24, 2011

Palin: ‘I’m Through Whining about a Liberal Press’

by Vince

So she says:

Remarking that “women are held to a different standard in all areas,” including politics, Sarah Palin talked yesterday about how she will not focus on the unfairness of double standards.

“My point is going to be ‘so what?’ Let’s just work harder, produce more, produce better, and get over it,” Palin told Fox News host Greta Van Susteren. “I am through whining about a liberal press that holds especially conservative women to a different standard because it doesn’t do me any good to whine about it. I’ve made my point.”

Can Katrina Trinko at the National Review honestly post this without calling for a bullshit alert? Palin sure doesn’t need the title of President of the United States to make a name for herself and then label it “change”. Her whole image is based off of attacking and whining about being attacked by the “liberal media” (or in her words, the lame stream media).

Outside the Beltway has the video of this crap by Palin.