Friday, January 9, 2009
Palin v. Kennedy or Trash v. Class
Hey, she said it!
In another of her dithering, dorky interviews, this time with John Ziegler hosting, Sarah Palin rambled on about nasty bloggers publishing nasty stuff about her pregnancy and the birth of Trig. Anonymous bloggers were the bad guys, said Sarah.
It's tough being in the spotlight, especially when you're noted for being less than truthful every time you open your mouth.
Palin could have shut down any "controversy" pronto by simply releasing her medical records or the records of Trig's birth, but she chose not to; perhaps because she enjoyed being the center of attention and speculation. The actors and politicians credo, as we all know, is "bad publicity is better than no publicity at all."
She also complained about how her family was treated; that her family was not respected; that the Obama's were treated differently than poor little Sarah and her tribe. Not true, of course, and she's the one who the dragged the whole group, including pregnant unwed daughter and redneck future son-in-law onto center stage!
Furthermore, her unwed daughter, no longer pregnant but now with baby, and redneck future son-in-law were not, said Sarah, high school dropouts. My god, Levi was actually working toward his diploma while working illegally as an electrical apprentice on the North Slope!
The damn media never gets anything right. Except, of course, that he did "drop out" of high school. A GED, as wonderful as that maybe, is what drop-outs have to get to "graduate" high school!
Well, there's more along those lines, but where Sarah really showed her "class" was her suggestion that Caroline Kennedy will be treated with more deference than she was in her run for the VP spot, because Caroline is of a different "class."
"I've been interested," saith Sarah, "to see how Caroline Kennedy will be handled and if she will be handled with kid gloves or if she will be under a microscope. ... It's going to be interesting to see how that plays out and I think that as we watch that we will perhaps be able to prove that there is a class issue here also that was such a factor in the scrutiny of my candidacy versus, say, the scrutiny of what her candidacy might be."
Good grief, she has a hard time putting a few sentences together than make any sense!
Evidently, if she's still reading "all" the newspapers as she told Katie Couric, she doesn't comprehend what she reads or she would know that Ms. Kennedy has already been closely examined under a variety of both liberal and conservative microscopes.
Trash v. class pretty much sums it up.
Jason Linkins at the Huffington Post has an informative article on Palin's interview here.