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Media Sheep Love to Attack Snowball (Palin)

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After the animals took over the farm in George Orwell's "Animal Farm", the pig named "Napoleon" decided to use the sheep to help destroy his rival "Snowball" . For example, he would have them bleat during the speeches of Snowball who was a better public speaker.and had more success in winning public favor.

The Democrats' Media Sheep have been treating former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin the same way Napoleon's sheep treated Snowball.

They go out of their way to blame her for anything that goes wrong like the recent shooting in Tucson. In blaming Palin they conveniently ignored the fact that pollster Mark Penn in an interview by Chris Matthews after the November election suggested that President Barack Obama needed something like the Oklahoma City bombing to reconnect with voters. I doubt that Obama's supporters had anything to do with the Tucson shooting, but Obama did use it to improve his public standing..

The Media Sheep didn't say anything when University of Tennessee law Professor Glenn Reynolds in a "Wall Street Journal" article accused them of a "blood libel" because they were trying to blame Palin for the shooting. The Media Sheep didn't start bleating about the term until Palin repeated Reynolds' accusation.

They will try to twist whatever she says to make her look bad. For example, the Media Sheep criticized Palin for doing creating the new word "refudiate" as if only certain people are allowed to create new words. Journalists can come up with ridiculous words like "Monicagate" as a term for Bill Clinton's sex scandal, but the Media Sheep objected to Palin suggesting a word that sounds like it should be an acceptable word.

One of the strengths of the English language is that it allows creation of new words such as by combining existing words or adding a suffix or prefix. New meanings can be given to existing words. The Huffington Post article criticizing "refudiate" used words for the sounds birds make, "twitter" and "tweet", with their new definitions for cryptic phone text communications. "Refudiate " makes more sense as a new word than the Facebook term "unfriend".

The Huffington Post also supported the tempest in a teapot regarding Palin's use of "crib notes" in the form of a few key words written on her hand, apparently to remind her of some concepts she wanted to comment on.

These same Media Sheep see no problem with President Barack Obama using a teleprompter to insure he says what those who bought the White House for him want him to say. Palin used only a couple of words to remind her of topics she wanted to mention.. Obama needs to read complete speeches.

It's more important that politicians communicate what they want to communicate than that they memorize everything they want to say.

Since 1968 political reporters have had a tendency to think that a losing vice presidential candidate is somehow the logical choice for the next presidential nomination. They have this attitude in spite of the fact that in the last 200 years only one losing vice presidential candidate ever won a presidential election. And, Franklin Delano Roosevelt didn't run until 12 years after he lost and he won in large part because he ran against an incumbent in the middle of the Depression.

I suspect many of the Media Sheep are jealous of Palin's popularity. She's the new Queen of Perky. She's energetic and personable.

Palin is a real person. She's more like former President Harry Truman than the artificial type politicians who think they must act in certain ways and say what their advisers tell them to say. As comedian Flip Wilson's alter ego Geraldine Jones might say with Sarah Palin "what you see is what you get".

People support to her because she sincerely believes what they believe. Unlike most politicians, she doesn't just take positions because some public opinion poll says that is what people want to hear. She speaks for her supporters rather than to them.

I don't know whether she has presidential ambitions or not. If she does she would be better off delaying a run for the White House until she can get more administrative experience such as by serving as a cabinet secretary in a Republican administration. Her experience as a governor of Alaska provided better training for the presidency than serving in the glorified debating society known as the U.S. Senate, but the federal government has more employees than Alaska has people.

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tolawdjk 3 years, 10 months ago

She will never accept a cabinet position. She would have to unbrand (see, I made up a word) her name, give up her FOX job, and document better the money that comes in from speaking engagements.

Further, it will be impossible for her to survive a Republican primary. She would have to survive "her own" attacking her and not blame it on the "lamestream" (another made up word) or a Sorosphile (even more!).

Finally, she gave up on her governorship. Quit. Walked away. Motive or not, she will never live past that.

palin_rocks 3 years, 10 months ago

Thank you for your support. I ran across this blog while reading some newspapers this morning. I don't remember which ones. Would you like some tea?

jamsim3 3 years, 10 months ago

It's guys like you who just will not let go of the Palin is wonderful because she talks like a Hobbit mystique. Despite the fact she incessantly tries to divide this country and cloak her racism in Hobbitspeak. She is a hero to idiots like you because you think the media picks on her. If she didn't lie so much they might leave her alone which is exactly what she doesn't want. She loves the attention because it's the only time a dumbass like her can make a zillion dollars by showing her ignorance to the ignorant.

mom_of_three 3 years, 10 months ago

You want to criticize the press for "blaming" Palin, while she blames obama for everything under the sun. She thinks Obama should let the American public know what he plans on doing in Egypt? Well, there is a reason we don't - cause he is still working on it, and you don't talk about negogiations or whatever, while its still happening. Anyone with common sense can figure that out.
I cant stand that woman. I think she makes all womanhood look bad. She lacks grammar, while spouting off about her communications, I mean, journalism degree.
She is not fit for national office.

sr80 3 years, 10 months ago

i like sarah palin,but i don't want her trying to run this country,i know it would turn into a mess quickly,no ifs or buts about it!!!!!

notsobright 3 years, 10 months ago

Jealousy is clear- particularly from women who can not stand that a beautiful supermom-wife can also do an incredible job as a public leader. Has anyone really looked at what she accomplished as Gov. of Alaska? Pretty amazing job.

sr80 3 years, 10 months ago

why did she quit if she was so great????

mom_of_three 3 years, 10 months ago

I am not jealous of her. I don't understand why anyone thinks she is smart.

Kirk Larson 3 years, 10 months ago

Conservative men don't care if she is smart. To them, a woman only has value if she is attractive.

pace 3 years, 9 months ago

You are so right, anyone with regular breast writhes in agony and jealous spite over her round firm beauties. Unusually perky for a woman of her age. I think completely due to her dedication and excellent exercise program. Then there are those long tapered legs, her round rear. Just thinking about her round rear, I get shivers. i would be amiss to leave out her eye lashes. Just enough mascara to highlight the long natural curve. perfect accent to the shiny iris.

bad_dog 3 years, 10 months ago

"Has anyone really looked at what she accomplished as Gov. of Alaska?"

Why, yes. Someone has.

http://www.factcheck.org/2009/12/sarah-palins-accomplishments/

sr80 3 years, 10 months ago

i looked at factcheck and she did do alot ,but why did she quit? i couldn't find that anywhere.

notsobright 3 years, 10 months ago

I am not even suggesting that she would be a good candidate for Pres. I just find it ironic the reaction to her. It is far more passionate than rational.

If she really is not that good as a candidate she won't make it. So, what is the big deal? Why the vitriol? Why the fear?

Two reasons as I can see: 1) Conservative in her views 2) Jealousy because she is a superwoman. (Amazes me how many women who have liberal views "hate" her- and other conservative women too! Condi Rice, D. Perino, M. Bachman are others. . .beautiful women and BRILLIANT.)

You would think that left-thinking women who are all about equal rights and diversity (I thought "diversity" meant different than your self!) would praise these gifted women who have demonstrated such tremendous abilities to lead our people.

I am pretty stupid, but something seems reminiscent here of high school when certain girls could not stand that the top beauty cheerleader was also the valedictorian!

mom_of_three 3 years, 10 months ago

I think Condeleeza Rice is a smart woman, and I admire her. She clearly knows what she is talking about. Clinton has proved she is bright, also. Ditto to Elizabeth Dole. Ditto to nancy Kassebaum.
However, Bachman goes on the side with Palin. Not much of substance coming out of the mouth, and the history she tries to spout is just wrong.
I just can't women who others believe to be smart only BECAUSe they are pretty

mom_of_three 3 years, 10 months ago

I just can't stand women who are touted as smart by others, only because they are pretty.

monkeyhawk 3 years, 10 months ago

I have the feeling that the attacks are ok since she is female, christian and/or conservative. The anti-progressives need to have a target. I nominate the pencil neck geek - Dennis Kucinich. He could definitely provide enough fodder to last for a while (not to mention a possible challenger to the great one). Or, how about the dude, Napolitano?

Liberty275 3 years, 9 months ago

No good. Since Kucinich implied that Obama can be impeached for attacking Libya, the left hates him too. Fodder is no good if everyone would be happy to see them fodded.

OldEnuf2BYurDad 3 years, 9 months ago

"The Media Sheep didn't start bleating about the term until Palin repeated Reynolds' accusation."

Reynold's is just some dude with an opinion who spouted off on a TV show that ANYONE can get on. He's a nobody. Palin (and a frightening number of her drones) wants to be president. Do you see why they attacked her and not Reynolds?

And while I'm at it: Why don't you ever respond to the posts on your blog? You make wild statements and when you are called out, you don't engage in the discussion. You love to throw punches, but are afraid to box.

pace 3 years, 9 months ago

Palin is hot. you have to admit it. I think about her all the time. I see her on her back, her only flaw , unusually large lips, disappears. Her hands are reaching out to me. I kiss her neck. She if very responsive, she is flame, perfect. I have a picture of her and I kiss it and kiss it.

Liberty275 3 years, 9 months ago

"And calling Janet Napolitano a dude?"

Cut the guy some slack. It's an easy mistake to make.

http://angrywhitedude.com/wp-content/uploads2/2010/12/janet-napolitano.jpg

Liberty275 3 years, 9 months ago

I would only like to add... two nice legs better.

pace 3 years, 9 months ago

I think Ms. Palin would be treated with more respect if we could get to know her more intimately. I would like that.

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