Woman scolds press re Palin – UPDATED

Heh. I really hope someone got this on video:

McCain in Scranton PA: The third question he took was from a well-spoken woman who first thanked McCain for picking Gov. Palin. Then she turned to the rear of the room (where the press are located) and called out shame upon you for your attack of Palin. She followed up this comment by asking where are the 30 investigators into [Obama crony William] Ayers.

The chewing out actually got some coverage:

11:03 a.m.
When asked about health care, Sen. McCain said the federal government must establish health care programs for people with chronic or preexisting conditions. A member of the audience chastised the media, saying “Shame on all of you,” referring to coverage of the pregnancy of Gov. Palin’s 17-year-old daughter, Bristol.

Admittedly, lame coverage, but I’m surprised it was mentioned at all.

The Dems cannot stop themselves. They’re trying very hard not to mention Palin at all, or to only do so in negatives, but their hate is so powerful they can’t quite contain it. Last weekend, SNL tried to parody the cluelessness of the NYTimes, at least that’s the context, but the subtext – the very obvious subtext – was “let’s keep the redneck/incest meme out there.” The incest “joke” is vile and disgusting, and there was no reason to bring it up. Once could quite easily parody the insulated, elitist cluelessness of the NY Times without ever going there. They went there for a reason. And I hope they get chewed out some more for it. But I also hope they keep it up!

It goes without saying, you would never hear any sort of “incest” joke about the Obama family, or the Clinton family, no matter what the context, or the “satirical intent” on SNL. My goodness, David Schuster was (rightly, actually) suspended for saying Hillary Clinton had “pimped out” her daughter to work the primary crowds.

Palin drew a crowd of 60,000 over the weekend. In case you didn’t hear it in the mainstream. Also, Obama doesn’t pay his women well.

UPDATE: Slightly O/T But I had to add it, because I just had this conversation with someone last night. Christopher Hitchens wonders, as we did, whether Obama never meant to be president in this election, that he meant rather to sow the seeds for a future run or – at most – end up as Hillary’s veep, but that things got away from him. The sense I’ve been having for a little while is that Obama does not really want to win; that he knows, deep down, he’s not really ready. I think he’s essentially a decent person, but if he knows he’s not ready, he can’t exactly say, it can he? Not after being called “The One.” Interesting. Give Hitchens a read.

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  • ScottNehring

    Regarding the SNL skit – it reminds me of Comedy Central’s That’s My Bush, a short-lived sitcom about the Bush family from the guys who made South Park. In the original concept for the show the Bush twins were to be portrayed as incestuous “sex-hungry lesbians”. They backed down after getting legal pressure and the President himself stating that his daughters were not an acceptable target.

    The targeting of conservative politician’s children isn’t new – it’s just getting worse.

  • pbuchta

    You mean that YOU can’t stop talking about Palin. I can.

    John McCain more of the same.

    Remember these two numbers.

    91 percent of the time he’s voted with Bush.

    134 lobbyists who work for him on his cynical political campaign when John says he’s against lobbying. What gaul! With Steve Schmidt to boot!

  • jcrue

    I bought one of these to have my say about the media and their cheerleading for O!


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  • http://thecatholiclibertarian.blogspot.com amcalabrese

    I agree on Hitchens comment (as an aside, it is funny how a militant anti-theist seems so popular among theists, I have a friend who works for the church who is actually a fan of Hitchens).

    That is the only reasons I think he waited so long to clear up the loose ends in his background — Trinity UCC, Ayers, and others. It also explains why he did little in his Senate career to beef up his foreign policy credentials, despite being given that sub committee. I think he figured it was HRC’s time and he would lay the groundwork for a future campaign. Even if he did not take the VP slot, he would spend the next 4-8 years (depending on who won in November) chairing subcommittee hearings, distancing himself from Rev. Wright and Pfleiger, and doing the “Senate statesman” rounds in Europe. Then when it was time, he would be able to run as an experienced statesman. Instead, he got choosen as “The One” from people who seem unable to realize that “The Matrix” was not a documentary.

    He still will probably win.

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