Mean Girl for President 2012!
“I’m worried,” Gregory Craig said to a NEWSWEEK reporter in mid-October. He was concerned that the frenzied atmosphere at the Palin rallies would encourage someone to do something violent toward Obama. He was not the only one in the Obama campaign thinking the unthinkable. The campaign was provided with reports from the Secret Service showing a sharp and very disturbing increase in threats to Obama in September and early October. Michelle was shaken by the vituperative crowds and the hot rhetoric from the GOP candidates. “Why would they try to make people hate us?” she asked Valerie Jarrett. Several of Obama’s friends in the Senate were shocked by the GOP rabble-rousing. Dick Durbin, the U.S. senator from Illinois who pushed for early Secret Service coverage for Obama, called Lindsey Graham, who was traveling with McCain. (Graham scoffed at the call as “an orchestrated attempt to push a narrative” about McCain going negative. He said he told Durbin, “OK, buddy, but remember—that goes both ways.”)
Sarah Palin, due to the fact that McCain had no platform during his Presidential run, was assigned the task of throwing coded slurs at Obama. Anti-American! Socialism! Terrorist! Redistributor! Muslim! Her screeching on the campaign trail appealed to certain Americans who take comfort in ignorance and fear and shun all original thought. She preyed on their biases. Again and again and again.
(An aside: What the $%$^@$^ BB are these people in the video doing today? How are they coping? Are they doing crystal meth? Having sex with their children? Reading the Bible while watching Fox News and listening to Rush Lardbucket? Committing mass suicides? One can only hope.]
There should be no tears for Sarah Palin. Zero forgiveness. TFB that she is now the victim of slurs and innuendo from unnamed McCain operatives. Did she think she would be immune because she did the bidding of McCain’s version of The Three Stooges, Mark Salter, Steve Schmidt and Rick Davis and they liked her?
So when she comes sleazing her inarticulate, science mocking, delusional, lying ass back to be the face of Rethuglicans for 2012 under the cloak of Christian hypocrisy, Americans who know better should rebuke her because we don’t believe in divisiveness and ugliness as a way of life.
Secrets of the 2008 Campaign [Newsweek]
McCain Owes Sarah Some Straight Talk [Wall Street Journal] (I enjoyed this because of the wobbly comparison of Barack‘s intellect to Sarah’s. It must be so hard to be a Republican right now because they are reduced to making laughable assertions and I LOVE IT!)
Palin Looks To God Over 2012 Bid [BBC News] (Yeah God is worried about her Christ loving arse, right about now.)
The ‘Times’ Is Kind of Mean to Sarah Palin [NYMag.com]