Buttons thanks to Shana!
Althouse coined the word “Palinsanity” and one of her commenters made a palindrome to describe the whole movement of the left and the press: Harassarah….that would be, Harass Sarah. It’s all they can do, because the left is clearly out of its collective mind over this woman, and they’re only going to get worse. And it’s all going to backfire on them. Big time. And the left is utterly destroying their own credibility with regards to women and family issues. As I wrote yesterday:
Ace writes: Don’t believe a damn word the lefties write about the Palins. Don’t worry, I won’t. Their credibility is finally, utterly, used up with me. If there was ever a time to ask, “have you no shame. Finally, have you no shame,” this is it.
Do you get the impression I am getting, that if Sarah Palin does not learn her place and “go home” soon, the members of the press, especially on tv, are going to begin shaking and screaming, and totally losing it? That’s the impression I am getting; that Andrea Mitchell and Chris Matthews, and Olbermann and Alter, (and all the rest) their heads are literally going to explode soon if – after this relentless journalistic jihad, meant to destroy Palin in a matter of days – McCain does not drop her or Palin does not collapse. I think I’ll pray for Mrs. Palin and for McCain. I wouldn’t mind seeing members of the media have on-screen breakdowns. Not after this. Hang on, Sarah! Hang on, McCain!
And no, I have never seen anything like this in 40 years of watching politics. The hatred being spewed for Palin is like the combined hate for Hillary, Bill and Dubya. Except all of those hates took time to build. Sarah Palin has been on the national scene for about 125 hours. HOURS. It seems unnatural to me, and intellectually dishonest.
I was just thinking today, how much Chris Matthews would LOVE Sarah Palin if she were a Democrat: “This woman is the stuff! She hunts! She fishes! She runs a state! She fights corruption in her own party! She raises a family! She came up from the ranks, she’s not an elitist, she’s not a professional politician! Her husband is in the union! She can speak without teleprompters!” He’d be spitting all over himself and his leg would be trembling.
Lost in all of this Palinsanity is a very important story that we’re losing site of: the US – terrible, Imperial America – has returned the Anbar Province to the control of the Iraqis. Please take the time to read this important piece by Steve Schippert, which helps us to understand and appreciate what that really means. If you’re too bug-eyed with Palin-mania right now, print it out and read it in bed, tonight. You’ll be glad you did.
Where is the sane Democrat who is going to stand up and say “that is enough?” Is there one? Is there a Democrat out there who is not simply marching in
lockstep goose-step, and who will stand up and say, “you have crossed all kinds of lines, now…”
You’d think Hillary – champion of women and children – would be standing up for Palin and Bristol, wouldn’t you?
Politico: New Palin details may help rather than hurt. Uh, yeah, especially as the left reveals themselves to be women-hating, narrow-minded sexists and misogynists who never meant all the things they said about powerful, smart women and the choices they make.
Mirabile Dictu Mommy Wars, well Hillary DID say that there was more sexism than racism in the nation (and in the media, didn’t she? Or was that Ferraro?
Ace: Nation in Crisis, Day 2 (Yes, look what a youthful pregnancy and the family values that support her and love her have wrought among the “sophisticated, edumacated and enlightened!”)
Newsweek’s Jonathan Alter: when asked to defend the press’ overboard hysteria about Bristol Palin (and how her mother should “go home and parent her”) vs Al Gore’s son being picked up for driving 100 mph while on pot, (which did not necessitate concerns about Gore’s parenting); he justifies it all! After all, Gore’s son’s pickup was “in the papers…”. Yes, I recall a few lines about it, in section B. Some comparison. Can I say that Alter is a bit of an asshat? Is that allowed?
More on Palin (and the election in general) from around the very busy internet: (keep checking back; I’ll add more as I read them!)
One Cosmos: The Metaphysics of Envy & Revenge of the Left
Byron York: Palin subjected to “complete vetting” by McCain Camp. McCain pissed at NYTimes. Finally.
Newsweek: Gushing like Girls over Obama and working to give him the same 10-15% they got for Kerry
Katie Granju:Writes sane and shows great wisdom
Althouse: The Authenticity of the Palins
Hot Air: Obama on his experience, but I have been campaigning longer! (offered with a smile)