Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Caribou Barbie's Rehabilitation Tour

She ran for Vice-President, but couldn't find the time to sit down seriously with journalists, and NEVER HAD A SINGLE PRESS CONFERENCE, but now that it's all done, she won't leave my tv screen.

I don't believe in kicking someone when they're down, but in her case, I'll make an exception.

The exception will be made because it needs repeating - THIS WOMAN HAD NO BUSINESS BEING PLACED IN NOMINATION.

That's why the whole ' rehabilitation' thing with John McCain is utter BS.

This man, put in place, this woman, who was patently unqualified -to be a heartbeat away from The Presidency of the United States of America.

THAT is how little regard he had for this country.

Andrew Sullivan has ALWAYS gotten it where Caribou Barbie is concerned. And spells it out today:

12 Nov 2008 12:49 pm
Why Palin Still Matters

Some readers think my continuing attempt to expose all the lies and flim-flam and bizarre behavior of Sarah Palin is now moot. She's history - they argue. Move on. I think she probably is history. Even Bill Kristol and his minions in the McCain-Palin campaign may not be able to resuscitate her political viability now. But even if she is history, she is history that matters.

Let's be real in a way the national media seems incapable of: this person should never have been placed on a national ticket in a mature democracy.

She was incapable of running a town in Alaska competently. The impulsive, unvetted selection of a total unknown, with no knowledge of or interest in the wider world, as a replacement president remains one of the most disturbing events in modern American history.

That the press felt required to maintain a facade of normalcy for two months - and not to declare the whole thing a farce from start to finish - is a sign of their total loss of nerve.

That the Palin absurdity should follow the two-term presidency of another individual utterly out of his depth in national government is particularly troubling. 46 percent of Americans voted for the possibility of this blank slate as president because she somehow echoed their own sense of religious or cultural "identity". Until we figure out how this happened, we will not be able to prevent it from happening again. And we have to find a way to prevent this from recurring.

It happened because John McCain is an incompetent and a cynic and reckless beyond measure. To have picked someone he'd only met once before, without any serious vetting procedure, revealed McCain as an utterly unserious character, a man whose devotion to the shallowest form of political gamesmanship trumped concern for his country's or his party's interest.


She cannot keep even the most trivial story straight; she repeats untruths with a ferocity and calm that is reserved only to the clinically unhinged; she has the educational level of a high school drop-out; and regards ignorance as some kind of achievement. It is excruciating to watch her - but more excruciating to watch those who feel obliged to defend her.

Her candidacy, in short, was indefensible. It remains indefensible. Until the mainstream media, the GOP establishment, and the conservative intelligentsia acknowledge the depth of their error, this blog will keep demanding basic accountability.

People ask why she hasn't been called on the carpet for her obvious lack of qualification. My answer to that is, if the MSM were to do ITS FUCKING JOB NOW, the the question would HAVE TO BE ASKED:


Why the hell didn't you give Sarah Palin the same rectal exam that Barack Obama was subjected to for 2 years? Why didn't, when faced with the obvious:
1. The repeated lies about that Bridge
2. The non-release of the medical records
3. The LIES about her time as Mayor
4. The neon signs saying ' ABUSE OF POWER' going back to Wasilla days
5. The preacher who said truly Anti-Semitic things
6. An actual WITCH HUNTER for a preacher
7. The whole, " I have foreign policy experience because Alaska is near Russia' defense
8. The cesspool that is Alaska Republican politics


See, it's BECAUSE they didn't do their job, you have idiots like Mika B. (MSNBC) trying to justify this woman's existence, because they know damn well that she should have been run out of town, and John McCain bitchslapped for subjecting this country to that woman.

There were some unsung heroes during this farce, with Andrew Sullivan leading the pack. Charlie Gibson and Katie Couric must be counted among them too. In retrospect, their non-hostile questioning is what exposed Caribou Barbie for the fraud that she always was. Mudflats is a hero, because he, along with the Anchorage Daily News, were blunt and honest in telling the lower 48 about McCain's Choice.

And, that's what she always will be: MCCAIN'S CHOICE.

His choice to betray this country. His choice to put this country at risk.

Thank goodness for female intuition, cause it was the women that sunk her.


Daisy Deadhead said...

Wow! I didn't know HOW bad it was.

Great last line! :)

Truthiz said...

Andrew Sullivan called the Palin pick an absolute "Farce" from day One_and he's been relentless in providing readers with a compelling, and deeply disturbing, picture of who this woman really is, based on evidence that increases daily.

How do you know when Palin's lying? Easy. Just watch her mouth_if it's open she's lying! And no amount of rehab touring is going to help her twisted cause.

In fact, I think she's doing further damage to herself and to the Rethuglican party_and I couldn't be happier!

IMO. McSenile has thoroughly disgraced himself and should resign from the Senate.

Anonymous said...

If this election had been solely about the candidates, I think the MSM would have been more vigorous in exposing Palin for the fraud she is. But the reality is: this election was more of a reflection of popular opinion than it was a referendum on the candidates. Let me explain:

Though they will defend Palin's credentials, the vast majority of her supporters honestly don't have a clue about her. The electorate is not comprised of political scientists, so I highly doubt that the opinions people shaped about Palin (or any of the other candidates) were politically-inspired. To be perfectly frank, most voters are politically stupid. This isn't a diss. They just don't know politics or issues. So instead, voters respond based on their gut, their feelings/emotions, etc. The same can be said of most Obama supporters. Being cognizant of this, the MSM responds by abandoning objective reporting in favor of subjectively pandering to those feelings. "No attacking the hot, yet ditzy chick on the GOP ticket," the MSM says. To do so will infuriate people to the point that they'll support Palin (1) out of spite and/or (2) out of some ill-conceived notion of sexism (or some stupid sh*t like that).

In that respect, I thought McCain's decision to put Palin up as his VP was initially brilliant. After a long, drawn out primary where emotional, illogical Clinton supporters used claims of sexism to no end, putting up a woman was pretty a smart move. For all intents and purposes, she was untouchable at first. The only reason McCain lost this election was because Palin started talking. The interviews with Gibson and Couric sealed their doom. While Palin's dismal performance did nothing to separate herself from her die-hard supporters, it was just enough to lure away some of the moderate and swing voters who actually DID care about intelligence and qualifications.

Back to the point: this election was never about McCain, Palin, Obama, or Biden. It was about certain aspects of the candidates with which mostly people identified. Plain and simple.

Anonymous said...

I meant to "It was about certain aspects of the candidates with which most people identified."

Stupid typos.