Saturday, September 6, 2008

'Pit Bull' Palin Hides from the Press, Public

She's feisty, she's tough, she can stand up to the good ole boys—or so they claim.

For someone who claims to be a fighter and a stand-up gal, Palin isn't living up to the hype. If she were, she might hold a press conference or sit down for a Sunday morning political show.

But no. Palin's hiding from the press, mean people who might ask her hard and unfair questions about, say, foreign policy, or John McCain's call for comprehensive immigration reform.

Press reports today say that the new VP nominee will be taking two weeks off to, well, to study the issues so she'll know what she thinks about national and international issues.

Yet Oklahoma Republicans—most of whom knew little or nothing about Palin a few days ago—are embracing an inexperienced and untested Alaska pol who's record is full of flip-flops as the Second Coming of Ronald Reagan.

They wish.


Tulsan said...

Fred Thompson was to be the Great White Hope, too, until his iron-poor blood let them down. The right is always looking for The One.

Tulsan said...

"Two weeks off to study the issues"

That means she will be presented next in a carefully controlled setting, and lobbed the same questions she just cribbed up on. Very impressive!

Tulsan said...

More family values honored in the breach?

National Enquirer got the goods on John Edwards, now it's the GOP's turn.

From Pam's House Blend:

John McCain's campaign threatened legal action against the National Enquirer today for running a story about McCain's running mate, Sarah Palin, allegedly having an affair with her husband's business partner.

"The smearing of the Palin family must end. The allegations contained on the cover of the National Enquirer insinuating that Gov. Palin had an extramarital affair are categorically false. It is a vicious lie," said McCain senior adviser Steve Schmidt.

The NE responded:

"The National Enquirer's coverage of a vicious war within Sarah Palin's extended family includes several newsworthy revelations, including the resulting incredible charge of an affair plus details of family strife when the Governor's daughter revealed her pregnancy. Following our John Edwards' exclusives, our political reporting has obviously proven to be more detail-oriented than the McCain campaign's vetting process. Despite the McCain camp's attempts to control press coverage they find unfavorable, The Enquirer will continue to pursue news on both sides of the political spectrum."

The latest bit of news about this is that Todd Palin's former business partner filed an emergency appeal to have his divorce records sealed. Oops -- it looks like the appeal was denied.

Oops, indeed.

Tulsan said...

Will Sarah help "pray away the gay"?,4670,PalinGays,00.html

"You'll be encouraged by the power of God's love and His desire to transform the lives of those impacted by homosexuality," according to the insert in the bulletin of the Wasilla Bible Church, where Palin has prayed for about six years.

Palin's conservative Christian views have energized that part of the GOP electorate, which was lukewarm to John McCain's candidacy before he named her as his vice presidential choice. She is staunchly anti-abortion, opposing exceptions for rape and incest, and opposes gay marriage and spousal rights for gay couples.

Focus on the Family, a national Christian fundamentalist organization, is conducting the "Love Won Out" Conference in Anchorage, about 30 miles from Wasilla.

Palin, campaigning with McCain in the Midwest on Friday, has not publicly expressed a view on the so-called "pray away the gay" movement.
C'mon, Sarah, let us know where you stand on this vital issue of our time.

Just when you think it couldn't get stupider.

I wonder how with Rep. Mark Foley is doing. Dobson was "too busy" to pray away his gay.