Peep-Toed Pump on Sarah Palin’s Other Foot Now

6 04 2009

How dare anyone make hurtful comments (true or not) about her and her family on TV?
SHE certainly would never do that to anyone . . .

Although hmmm, the retort her office issued would apply to her, with the names changed to protect reality:

We’re disappointed that [Sarah Palin] and family, in a quest for fame, attention, and fortune, are engaging in flat-out lies, gross exaggeration, and even distortion. . .

It is unfortunate that [she] finds it more appealing to exploit [her] previous relationship with [us, during her flash-in-the-pan celebrity] than to contribute to the well being of [this child, her other children or everybody else’s children in America and around the world].”

Then I remembered
The Only other woman governor with kids at home
Palin’s Pitbull fangs bared by same old Republican lip
Rumpy-pumpy minerals management in peep toe patent leather.

Of course it’s not really fair to compare political attacks between candidates to what she now feels the need to say against a private citizen in her hometown constituency, a young man not even out of high school, who’s the father of her only grandchild and therefore married or not is now related to her whole family.

No, this isn’t comparable, it’s worse — when I didn’t think she could GET worse.




9 responses

6 04 2009
Nance Confer

Much worse. Has she no ability to look at the long-term and try to build some sort of decent relationship with the Dad. . .

OTOH, I think she would make an excellent R candidate! 🙂


6 04 2009

And sigh, it’s not even literate — the series should with any modicum of logic never mind truth, read: “distortion, gross exaggeration and even flat-out lies.” To make any sense at all, I mean. To escalate properly. But the way they wrote it is backward!
(My English teacher’s heart is pierced. . .)

6 04 2009

A family dear to me here at home is engaged in a similarly heart-wrenching two-family custody confrontation over the child unexpectedly conceived during a young unmarried relationship. In this case my sympathies are completely with the dad’s family and it’s not because he’s the dad. It’s because he and his family are focused on the CHILD, not themselves. They know the mom is crazy if not dangerous but they don’t say so to anyone, least of all the child. They do the best they can, and give up a great deal, to stay in the child’s life and to love one another as they struggle and sacrifice and lose out and bite their tongues and bide their time. For the good of the child.

6 04 2009

Sarah Palin’s reality-show soap opera sponsored by Ignorance, made me think of a great essay Favorite Daughter wrote about learning to love jazz — without “school”! — while riding the city bus to and from her community college campus:

When I ride the bus, I do so with a soundtrack, partly to make the scenes out the window seem like the opening credits of a movie, and partly to drown out the other people on the bus, who often sound like a particularly tacky episode of Dr. Phil (“Well, I’m on federal probation right now………I got lucky, the same people who adopted my son adopted my daughter…….”).

Billy Joel, Tori Amos, Joni Mitchell, and Madeline Peyroux are high on my usual list of choices – along with Duke Ellington’s Such Sweet Thunder, which is the Duke’s response to the works of Mr. Shakespeare, so if you have both working eyes and ears you have no excuse to be ignorant of it.

10 04 2009

Oh I should’ve watched the whole Levi-on-Tyra video! I hadn’t seen this until now, that it’s devolving into just another custody fight, and the elder Palin is setting things up to completely discredit the boy in court if need be:

Johnston also told Tyra that he might go to court for custody of his child. “I can come see the baby and that kind of thing but [Bristol] won’t let me take him anymore,” Johnston said. “You can’t take the baby out of the Palin house?” Tyra asked. Johnston responded, “Not very often, no.”

The host asked if he had custody of Tripp. “We haven’t gone to court,” Johnston said. Asked if he thought he might end up going, he said, “I think it’s probably looking like it. We didn’t want it to go that way.”

13 04 2009
JJ Ross
17 04 2009

Palin’s actions of late have left many political observers scratching their heads over her future plans.

University of Alaska Fairbanks political science professor Gerald McBeath said he can’t tell if she’s preparing for re-election in 2010, a presidential run in 2012 or something else altogether.

“Her actions don’t fit together in a pattern,” McBeath said. “So that leaves me to suspect she hasn’t figured it out. She hasn’t decided. Or alternatively, maybe that’s just part of her style and we just haven’t gotten used to it yet.

“That would be a charitable interpretation,” he added.

. . .Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics, said Palin’s traction outside the state has also slipped. Her public relations have been a disaster, he said, from the mix-up over the GOP dinner to the recent tell-all television interviews with Levi Johnston, who fathered a child with Palin’s teenage daughter and is claiming to be squeezed out of the infant’s life after he and Bristol Palin broke up.

“Almost everything that we’ve heard in the Lower 48 has been about controversy of one variety or another. Some have put her in a terrible light, such as the Levi Johnston matter. I mean, really, at a certain point you cease having the gravitas to run for president,” Sabato said.

11 06 2009

Otoh, mixing it up with David Letterman is a tried and true presidential candidate’s free, um, exposure?

So in context, who do you see as more exploitative of children for personal publicity gains, the Comedian or the Politician?

16 10 2009
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