Media Reaching Limits With Palin

The AP’s Washington bureau scorned McCain as being un-American by inserting racism into this election. Mainstream media is seldom so straightforward even if this editorial is politely obscure.

Although well-known for being polite, Ann Lander’s daughter Margo Howard, who has written advice columns for years, is more direct. She says Sarah Palin is a ‘loud mouth’.

Margo Howard, author, daughter of Ann LandersI really thought I was done talking about Sarah Palin, but life is what happens when you’re making other plans. I wish there were a word that was a cross between “appalled” and “nauseated,” because that’s what the lady’s latest outburst has me feeling. Saturday evening Drudge picked up a Breitbart story where the headline was: “Palin says Obama ‘palling around’ with terrorists.” As if this weren’t bad enough, she went on to tell whatever group she was addressing: “This is not a man who sees America as you see America and as I see America.” Well, I’ll tell you what I see: a loud-mouth, loose-lipped nobody who is drunk on media attention and a quart low in the judgment department. I think both she and her aged “maverick” buddy owe Mr. Obama an apology for this one.

To live on the same street and to have served on a board with Billy Ayers, part of the Weather Underground when Obama was in grade school and now a professor, is not my idea of “palling around with.” I think this hockey mom/moose skinner fits perfectly into the class war she is helping perpetuate, even though she has none.

It would have far more factual validity for Obama, or a surrogate, to publicize the fact that Track, the kid who joined the Army, did so because a judge told him it was that or jail due to his dealing drugs. I have a strong hunch, however, the Obama people would never get into that. Up until now the lady has annoyed me because of her ignorance and arrogance, but now I am furious, especially when her headline-making remark from yesterday was that Obama was not “fit” to be commander-in chief. I think the McCain people better lock the lady up again and tell her to zip it, because she is not fit to even ad-lib.

Sarah Palin’s son?? “…to publicize the fact that Track, the kid who joined the Army, did so because a judge told him it was that or jail due to his dealing drugs.” Dealing??

“I support my son’s independence, and I am proud of his decision because he made it for the right reasons — to serve his country,” Palin said in the Anchorage Daily.

The Rolling Stone says in Mad Dog Palin, the scariest thing about John McCain’s running mate isn’t how unqualified she is – it’s what her candidacy says about America.

Sarah Palin, McCain's Mad Dog and lipstick“Here’s the thing about Americans. You can send their kids off by the thousands to get their balls blown off in foreign lands for no reason at all, saddle them with billions in debt year after congressional year while they spend their winters cheerfully watching game shows and football, pull the rug out from under their mortgages, and leave them living off their credit cards and their Wal-Mart salaries while you move their jobs to China and Bangalore.

And none of it matters, so long as you remember a few months before Election Day to offer them a two-bit caricature culled from some cutting-room-floor episode of Roseanne as part of your presidential ticket. And if she’s a good enough likeness of a loudmouthed Middle American archetype, as Sarah Palin is, John Q. Public will drop his giant-size bag of Doritos in gratitude, wipe the Sizzlin’ Picante dust from his lips and rush to the booth to vote for her. Not because it makes sense, or because it has a chance of improving his life or anyone else’s, but simply because it appeals to the low-humming narcissism that substitutes for his personality, because the image on TV reminds him of the mean, brainless slob he sees in the mirror every morning.

Sarah Palin is a symbol of everything that is wrong with the modern United States.”