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Archive for March 1st, 2011

Bristol Palin’s New Book to Be Released This Summer

Posted by Dr. Fay on March 1, 2011

The blogosphere was abuzz today after the announcement that Bristol Palin’s first book, Not Afraid of Life, would be released this summer.

Sarah Hammel at People.com wrote:

At the tender age of 20, Bristol Palin already has an abundance of accomplishments under her belt: Actress, mom and reality star among them.

Now she can add author to that list.

Palin is writing her memoir, and it’s set for a summer release, reports The New York Times.

Not Afraid of Life will offer “an inside look at her life, her world and the things that matter most, including her family and the faith that keeps her centered,” the publisher said in a statement Tuesday.

Expect details from her time as a contestant on Dancing with the Stars, on which Palin was a runner up during season 11. The book will reveal the “grueling practices and the criticisms she endured,” the Times reports.

AP writer Hillel Italie wrote at USA Today:

The daughter of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has signed with William Morrow to publish Not Afraid of Life, to come out this summer. Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins, announced Tuesday that the memoir would provide “an inside look at her life.

“”Bristol gives readers an intimate behind-the-scenes look at her life for the first time, from growing up in Alaska to coming of age amid the media and political frenzy surrounding her mother’s political rise; from becoming a single mother while still a teenager to coping as her relationship with her baby’s father crumbled publicly — not once, but twice,” according to Morrow.

A listing for the book briefly appeared last month on Amazon.com and on an online HarperCollins spreadsheet. HarperCollins has published two best-sellers by Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential candidate in 2008: Going Rogue and America by Heart.

Bristol Palin, 20, has become a celebrity in her own right, through her broken relationship with her child’s father, Levi Johnston, and through her time as a contestant on “Dancing With the Stars.

“”Bristol talks about the highs and lows of her appearance on ABC-TV’s Dancing With the Stars, including the aching hours of practice, the biting criticisms, and the thrill of getting to the show’s finals,” Morrow announced. “She speaks candidly of her aspirations for the future and the deep religious faith that gives her strength and inspiration.

“Plainspoken and disarmingly down to earth, Bristol offers new insight and understanding of who she is and what she values most.”

Rachel Quigley at Mail Online wrote:

After months of speculation it has now become official: Bristol Palin has a book deal.

Rumours were rife that the 20-year-old had put pen to paper and her memoir was due out in the summer.

But Palin’s camp denied it and questions to the supposed publisher – Harper Collins – went unanswered.

A listing for the book briefly appeared last month on Amazon.com and on an online Harper Collins spreadsheet.

Now William Morrow has confirmed that Palin’s book Not Afraid of Life will be hitting book stores this summer.

[…]

Much has happened to the daughter of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin in the last two decades.

And there were many more.  The official press release from Harper Collins can be found here (h/tp Josh Painter).

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Todd Palin Champion of Adapting, Improvising, Overcoming

Posted by Ron Devito on March 1, 2011

Though Todd Palin is not this year’s Iron Dog Champion, he is a champion of adapting, improvising, and overcoming. The anti-Palin press of course spun his second place arrival as a “loss.” In the Iron Dog, winners come in first to fifth place with first place being the year’s champion.

The Iron Dog is one of the toughest sports in the world. Merely completing it is a major accomplishment. This year, 30 teams of two competed. Only 12 teams made it to the finish line, meaning nearly two thirds were scratched. The snowmachiners race at speeds reaching or exceeding 80 mph in temperatures that drop to -70 Fahrenheit, often in white-out blizzard conditions.

Major injuries are a common occurrence, and Todd has broken at least one of his arms in a prior race. Last year, Palin’s partner Scott Davis sustained an injury resulting in them being being scratched. But, Todd Palin is a four-time champion and has the experience of 21 races. Most of the mainstream press misreported the number of championship wins as being three.

Field-Repaired Snow Machine – Photo Courtesy of: Austin Johnson, Iron Dog on Facebook

Todd Palin and Eric Quam had been in first place and about 30 miles from the finish line, when Todd hit some object with the left ski of his snow machine, which subsequently departed the vehicle. Todd jury-rigged the ski back to the machine with bungee cords. The picture shows the damage sustained to the shocks and suspension. Notice too how the ski is not flat on the ground, but cocked at an angle. Even with this setback, and now in the position of “test pilot,” Todd came in second by only 6:51. To insinuate that he is somehow a “loser” is the nadir of journalistic absurdity.

Providentially, Todd may have predicted this as Gov. Palin describes in Going Rogue, p. 187:

“I really want to run the Iron Dog,” I cockily told Todd one night as he settled down for a few hours’ rest between 120-mph training rides by himself in the middle of the night.

“Can you wrench your own machine”? he asked.

“Nope.”

“Can you get the back end of a six-hundred-pound machine unstuck by yourself with open water up to your thighs, then change out an engine at forty below in the pitch black on a frozen river and replace thrashed shocks and jury-rig a suspension using tree limbs along the trail?”

Gov. Palin went on to describe 100-mph night runs as Iron Doggers avoid chunks of ice and wildlife. The Palins have lost friends who died in avalanches breaking trails for the racers.

Celebration Photo Courtesy of: Tim Akimoff/KTUU.com. Sarah Palin and other friends and family members of Todd Palin and Eric Quam cheer as the racers cross the finish line in the 2011 Iron Dog snowmachine race.

Checkered Flag Photo Courtesy of: Tim Akimoff/KTUU.com. Piper Palin prepares to wave the checkered flag for her dad, Todd Palin, who finished second in the Iron Dog snowmachine race with teammate Eric Quam.

H/T Tracey Porreca for story lead

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Gov. Palin Denounces Pres. Obama’s Decision Not to Defend Marriage

Posted by Adrienne Ross on March 1, 2011

By Adrienne Ross – http://www.motivationtruth.com

Maggie Gallagher, chairman of the board of the National Organization for Marriage, shared the following at National Review Online. She writes that this is Governor Palin’s response to a question she asked her about President Obama’s decision not to support the Defense of Marriage Act:

I have always believed that marriage is between one man and one woman. Like the majority of Americans, I support the Defense of Marriage Act and find it appalling that the Obama administration decided not to defend this federal law which was enacted with broad bipartisan support and signed into law by a Democrat president. It’s appalling, but not surprising that the President has flip-flopped on yet another issue from his stated position as a candidate to a seemingly opposite position once he was elected.

Yes, Governor Palin has always defended the God-ordained institution of marriage between one male and one female. Obama, when running for POTUS, stated that he had the same view of marriage. I was never confident that he was actually being honest, and actions speak louder than words; his decision not to support DOMA is screaming. Has he flip-flopped, as Governor Palin stated, or was he being disingenuous in his earlier statements?

I know one thing: Governor Palin’s respect for the sanctity of marriage remains the same. Below, she and Joe Biden addressed this during the vice-presidential debate:

If candidate Biden had been speaking sincerely on behalf of candidate Obama and himself, and if candidate Obama was personally sincere when he voiced respect for traditional marriage, why has President Obama refused to support this federal law? Does make you wonder, doesn’t it?

(h/t Whitney)

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Governor Palin’s Policies and the Black Community; Part III: School Choice

Posted by Adrienne Ross on March 1, 2011

By Adrienne Ross – http://www.motivationtruth.com

During the month of February, I have been focusing on how Governor Palin has a pulse on the issues that are of particular relevance to the Black community, unlike this current Obama administration. Previously, I tackled both abortion and unemployment. The abortion issue is especially vital, as it is killing off the Black population, and if embracing the pro-life message is the heart of our survival, then our education, without a doubt, is the brain.

School choice is one of those issues to which we return repeatedly–and for good reason. As a public school teacher, I realize people are interested in where I stand on this issue, just as they are interested in where I stand on the Wisconsin situation. The answer is simple: I stand on the side of kids. Period. I’m no perfect person; therefore, I’m no perfect teacher. However, I didn’t get into the profession for any reason other than kids. Therefore, they must remain the top priority. I am not in debt to unions, teachers, or systems that work against the success of students. I firmly believe that students need to be given every possible opportunity to succeed, and for many, the public school simply doesn’t cut it. This is why school choice is so important.

It certainly isn’t news that giving parents choices in their children’s education opens up avenues otherwise closed. It creates opportunities for children to blossom, and isn’t that what education is all about?

Governor Palin understands the power of choice when it comes to educating our children. As far back as her run for governor, in the Palin-Parnell 2006 campaign booklet, New Energy for Alaska, she stated:

My administration will support existing programs that already offer alternative school options available throughout the state, including charter schools, rural boarding schools, home school options, correspondence schools, and vocational/technical, and magnet schools.

The booklet also points out:

Sarah supports parental choice so that parents can choose what is best for their children — vocational training, a public school, charter school, private school or home schooling.

As C4P reported here, Governor Palin was not able to advocate for vouchers as governor because it’s unconstitutional in Alaska. Her inability to push for vouchers in her home state does not indicate an absence of support for it at the national level, however; it was an issue of the Alaska Constitution which she was sworn to uphold. Her record is clear that as governor she took very seriously upholding the Constitution, even when she personally disagreed.

Now, as a common sense voice for issues of importance beyond the state of Alaska, issues of national relevance, the Governor has recently weighed in once again on education, showing her support for school choice. After President Obama’s State of the Union Address, she wrote:

Of course, it’s nice to give a speech calling for “investment” and “competition” in order to reach greatness. It’s quite another thing to advocate and implement policies that truly encourage such things. Growing the federal government is not the answer.

Take education for example. It’s easy to declare the need for better education, but will throwing even more money at the issue really help? As the Cato Institute’s Michael Tanner notes, “the federal government has increased education spending by 188 percent in real terms since 1970 without seeing any substantial improvement in test scores.” If you want “innovation” and “competition,” then support school choice initiatives and less federal control over our state and local districts.

The Governor is correct in pointing to Tanner’s comments, for the link between educational success and educational choice is clear. The Heritage Foundation has been all over this issue. A few months ago, they released the following:

A new study released this week by the Department of Education’s Institute for Education Sciences found that participation in the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program “raised a student’s probability of completing high school by 12 percentage points, from 70 percent to 82 percent, based on parent reports.” The news is a victory for school choice and education reform advocates across the country. Patrick Wolf, lead researcher at the University of Arkansas School Choice Demonstration Project, said:

These results are important because high school graduation is strongly associated with a large number of important life outcomes such as lifetime earnings, longevity, avoiding prison and out-of-wedlock births, and marital stability.

As I’ve pointed out in the previous two topics I’ve taken on during this series in February, if these issues are important within the country at large, they are absolutely vital within the Black community. And where does President Obama stand on this issue? We need look no further than D.C., where Blacks are drowning in failing schools, to see the need for school choice and to also see the President’s response.

The Heritage Foundation tells us:

The D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program has provided a lifeline for low-income students out of failing and dangerous D.C. public schools—some of the worst in the nation—by giving them the chance to attend a private or charter school of their choice. However, after Obama was elected in fall of 2008, Congress quickly began to dissemble this program. In 2009, 216 students had received scholarships for the upcoming school year, only to have them rescinded shortly thereafter by the Administration. Then, Congress blocked new students from entering the program. Today, the 1,210 that remain are left to wonder if funding will continue beyond 2011.

Despite research showing the success of students in this program, President Obama has done nothing to stand up for them. Evaluations show that 91 percent of students who participate in this program graduate from high school, compared to 70 percent of their peers with similar characteristics. Beyond improved academic attainment, these students are able to escape the high rates of violence in D.C. public schools.. Contrast this with the average D.C. high school graduation rate of 49 percent

As Kevin Chavous, head of the Black Alliance for Educational Opportunity, told The Wall Street Journal earlier this month: “All presidents have the bully pulpit. … This president in particular has the power to change hearts and minds instantly.”

Yet President Obama has remained silent while children just like those portrayed in Waiting for Superman could be benefiting from school choice.

While the idea of a superhero coming to save the nation’s schools is far-fetched, it doesn’t take a “man of steel” who can “leap tall buildings in a single bound” to save the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program.

For now, D.C. kids are waiting.

Take a look at his heartwrenching video:

Frances Reid, Chairman of The National Black Republican Association, holds back nothing as she blasts President Obama’s lack of commitment to school choice and the impact on the Black community:

With not one scintilla of shame, President Barack Obama continuously blocks all efforts to provide school choice opportunity scholarships for poor black children that would help them get out of failed inner-city schools. Obama’s total lack of concern about the plight of the poor is stunning, but not surprising in light of his socialist ideology and slavish loyalty to teachers’ unions who put their own selfish economic interest above the basic educational needs of poor blacks.

Ignoring the tears and pleas of black students, Obama terminated the school choice program in the District of Columbia in his 2011 budget, sending impoverished children back into the failed DC public school system where they are not even being taught to read, write and do simple math. This lack of basic skills needed for employment and prosperity provides the toxic fuel for the deplorable conditions in black inner-city communities. In those urban cesspools there is staggering school truancy and black-on-black crime, ranging from rape, car-jacking, drug-trafficking, theft and murder. Seventy-percent of black babies are born out of wedlock, the school drop-out rate is over fifty-percent and the unemployment rate is an incredible seventeen-percent.

The documented crisis in black communities stirs no emotional reaction in Obama. Undoubtedly, the disgraceful situation in black neighborhoods is the direct result of the disastrous socialist policies of Democrats who have been running those communities for the past 60 years. Even more contemptible is the fact that Obama and his fellow Democrats have built their power base on the backs of poor blacks and readily engage in the despicable practice of race-baiting and victim mongering to win elections.

While Obama is busily catering to teachers’ unions for his own partisan political gain, black parents are frantically trying to elevate the worth of their children’s education. Sadly, a low-income mother in Ohio, Kelley Williams-Bolar who got her daughters into a quality school outside of her district of residence, was prosecuted, convicted and sentenced severely because she did not comply with the strict letter of the law. This desperate act by a loving mother, which resulted in her being deemed a criminal, demonstrates clearly that black parents do, indeed, want their children to be well-educated.

The untenable public school status quo has resulted in parents binding together in groups around the country in a quest to obtain educational reform and parental choice. One such organization is the Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO), and that group can be found on the Internet at: www.baeo.org. The National Black Republican Association supports this effort and urges all concerned citizens to join the cause and help ensure a better, brighter future for all of America’s children, especially the disadvantaged.

Those on the Left are so quick to accuse conservatives, particularly tea partiers like Governor Palin, of being racists. So where are they on this issue? We know exactly where they are: they continue to fight against those who stand to benefit most from parental choice in children’s education, keeping them locked in failed institutions that promote failed futures. Meanwhile President Obama, whom they love to hail as the First Black President (those who haven’t bestowed that honor on Bill Clinton, that is), sits idly by while choice–and opportunities–are snatched away from our children.

This is not the type of policy that America can afford to promote. The results are devastating to all Americans–the feeling of hopelessness leads to dropouts, which lead to unemployment, which leads to crime, which affects the family, which affects the next generations. It becomes an all-too-familiar sickening cycle. Bring on a leader who is not in bed with special interests or unions, who understands how to serve and who does it for the right reasons. Bring on Governor Palin. Our future depends on it.

** Read my earlier posts on how Governor Palin’s policies would impact the issues of abortion and unemployment within the Black community here and here.

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Tucker Carlson “Blames” Charlie Sheen for his Sexist Behavior: A Post by Conservative Girl with a Voice

Posted by conservativegirlwithavoice on March 1, 2011

My good friend and co-host, Camille Friend, over at The Design Conservative wrote an excellent piece last night, bringing to my attention a recent comment Political Pundit and Daily Caller Founder Tucker Carlson tweeted (and later permanently deleted). In this tweet, Mr. Carlson took it upon himself to call former Alaska Governor, author and Political Contributor Sarah Palin a “MILF” or in his exact words a “milfistan.”  This is a term that not only serves to degrade and demean the female sex, but shows a total lack of respect and common human decency. I am not about to go into detail about the meaning of this word, if it can even be called that, so you will have to take my word for it or go surf the web. For those of you out there who have never heard of this term, I am sure you will immediately realize the stupidity Mr. Carlson illustrated in describing Sarah this way.

We hear many members of the far left speak this way about female candidates like Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann and political contributors like Michelle Malkin, but to hear an uncouth statement like this come from a so-called conservative cuts the wound even deeper. In making comments like this, he has basically offended women across the country regardless of political ideology.  This type of disgusting talk has unfortunately become the norm in today’s political climate.

Individuals like Carlson, who get paid for their political commentary, have forgotten that in order to be taken seriously, you have to remain respectful and hold at least some form of a moral code to which you live your life.  Perhaps my friend, Camille, put it best:

If you *must* use locker room language, save it for the locker room.  Don’t display your inner-most Neanderthal to your 23,000+ Twitter followers – some of whom will take the opportunity to offer their own crass retort.  Surely, we can expect more from you, Mr. Carlson – can’t we?

I have always respected Mr. Carlson because he has done a lot to advance the conservative movement with his commentary and writings. With this said, I have lost a lot of respect for this man given his most recent comments. I would hope that Mr. Carlson, the man, would apologize or at least restrain himself from making comments like this again, but it seems as if this is not going to happen anytime soon given his most recent tweet posted moments ago:

Apparently Charlie Sheen got control of my Twitter account last night while I was at dinner. Apologies for his behavior.

Mr. Carlson, wise up. Joking around and blaming Charlie Sheen for your ridiculous tweet is about as ridiculous as blaming President George W. Bush for the rain we had this past weekend here in my home state of California. Not cool, Mr. Carlson, not cool….

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Marcus: Some conservatives duped by lib media branding of Palin

Posted by joshpainter on March 1, 2011

– by Josh Painter
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Lloyd Marcus, Tea Party activist and author of Confessions of a Black Conservative: How the Left has shattered the dreams of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Black America, calls out those conservatives who “still crave to be accepted by the liberal media” and have been duped by that same media into accepting the left’s narrative about Sarah Palin:

The Left launched their “Sarah Palin is Stupid” campaign the next day after her incredible VP nomination acceptance speech. A woman, pretty, smart, witty, confident and bold with an ability to inspire and fire up the conservative base, Sarah Palin was the Left’s worst nightmare. They were livid. The only thing which could have made it worse would have been if Palin was black. The Left would have surely lost their minds.

The clarion call went out, “Palin MUST be destroyed!

[…]

The assault on Palin’s intellect intensified daily. Every word out of Palin’s mouth was dissected and placed under a microscope. Then, viewed through a lens tainted with the paradigm that “Palin is stupid”. Who amongst us could withstand our every utterance judged with such extreme scrutiny?

Conservatives saying under their breath at cocktail parties that Palin isn’t too bright is evidence the liberal media’s branding of her has worked on some level.

Frustratingly, the facts completely prove otherwise. Palin was extremely successful as Governor of Alaska.

[…]

Some on our side still crave to be accepted by the liberal media. They are embarrassed to be named among those “crazy tea party people“. Thus, they pander to the Left saying things like, “They’re right, Palin is a joke. And yes, we conservatives should be willing to work with liberal democrats“. Unfortunately, willing to work with always means compromising our values, not theirs. Thank God, most of us get it. We realize the left simply must be defeated.

Liberal mainstream media, your glory days of distorting the truth, monopolizing coverage and totally controlling public opinion are over. We The People truly are Taking Back America!

[More]

Lloyd Marcus has a point. Though conservatives pride themselves on not being as gullible as their liberal friends, some of them nevertheless seem to be willing to fall for anything rather than stand for something. Those conservatives who buy the Democrat/Media Complex’s narrative about Sarah Palin almost always do not resemble movement conservatives in any way, shape or form. They are represented in the corrupt media by the likes of David Frum, David Brooks and Kathleen Parker, and the type is easy to spot. Their modus operandi is to attack other conservatives more often than they criticize the left and its policies.

In Ronald Reagan’s day, they were called Country Club Republicans, and they supported Gerald Ford over Reagan in 1976, with the result being the national disaster that was the Jimmy Carter presidency. Nowadays, they like to call themselves “conservatives,” and the liberal media never fails to oblige them. We like to refer to them as Conservative Lite®. To take back America, as Lloyd Marcus urges us to do, we must first defeat these pretend conservatives. Only then can we set about dismantling the crack house government that the Democrats and Vichy Republicans conspired to build. We can’t think of a better contractor for such a project than Sarah Palin.

Cross-posted from Texas for Sarah Palin

– JP

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Three Problems With the Iowa Poll & Story About Sarah Palin’s Favorability

Posted by Shane Vander Hart on March 1, 2011

Palin-Iowa-GOP-3Sarah Palin’s favorability ratings are slipping!  Her favorability ratings are slipping!  That’s what you hear from The Des Moines Register today in their latest release of the Iowa Poll.

Tom Beaumont reports a drop from 71% to 65% in the last 15 months.

Three problems with this poll and story.

  1. The sample size – 189 people.  Not exactly the standard used in scientific polls.
  2. The margin of error of 7.1% +/- since the decline falls within the margin of error.
  3. Josh Painter points out that Beaumont fails to mention the last time this was polled was actually back in June.  Her favorability rating then was 58% with a 4.4% +/- margin of error.  So her favorability has actually increased by 6 points since June.

Why not report that?

The thrust of Beaumont’s article seems to have more to do with a lack of political activity in Iowa:

However, Palin has done very little to cultivate political good will in a state where face-to-face meetings with influential activists, officials and organizers are common. Palin held no private political meetings during any of her four visits. She met briefly with about 50 influential Republican officials and donors during a reception before the fundraiser she headlined in September, but did not discuss mounting an Iowa campaign.

Some Iowa Republicans have said privately they do not expect Palin to run, considering her low profile in the state.

A reason for the dimmed enthusiasm for Palin could be her national exposure combined with her lack of Iowa activity, Geller said.

"She hasn’t been active in the state. And Iowans have that expectation and a feeling of responsibility to see these people up close," Geller said. "But it might also be a little Sarah Palin fatigue. They are familiar with her and yet they are not necessarily embracing her. Sixty-five percent is not a very high favorable rating."

But it isn’t a bad favorability rating either.  I agree that if she runs she needs to come to the state, however there are a number of prospective candidates who have not spent much time here…. yet.  I also suspect that her favorability rating will go up if she does start campaigning her because she is extremely good at retail politicking.

As far as the “some Iowa Republicans” who have said privately they don’t expect her to run based on fewer visits to Iowa.  So what?  Frankly I don’t give much credence to people who can’t attach their names to comments made.  It seems like political backbiting from people who support other candidates.  She may not run, but so far we are off to a slow start.  She has made a few visits, but she isn’t camped out here.  There has been some outreach done, but not a ton yet.  You can’t quite compare her activity to Rick Santorum’s or Tim Pawlenty’s for instance because she does have more name recognition, media exposure, and still has a lot of grassroots support.  Her campaign and candidacy will look different, but that doesn’t mean none of the rules apply

I still think she needs to participate in the Iowa Straw Poll and not wait too much longer, but I’m not writing off a candidacy yet.  It’s too early especially since no one has formally announced yet.

Anyway putting forth a narrative that her favorability is in decline based on the problems inherit with the poll and story seems to be to be a bunch of spin.

Photo by Dave Davidson

Shane Vander Hart is the editor-in-chief of the Caffeinated Communications Network which includes Caffeinated Thoughts, Caffeinated Theology and Caffeinated TV.  Feel free to friend Shane on Facebook or follow him on Twitter.

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Ten tell-tale symptoms of Palin Derangement Syndrome (PDS)

Posted by joshpainter on March 1, 2011

– by Josh Painter
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Our liberal friends may suffer from PDS if they believe…

  1. that crosshairs over congressional districts on a SarahPAC map incite violence, but crosshairs over Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s face on a union goon’s protest sign do not;
  2. that criticism of Obama’s policies by Sarah Palin are “hate speech,” but personal attacks on Gov. Palin by Keith Olbermann, Chris Matthews and Media Matters are not;
  3. that a telephone scam by two Canadian deejays proves Sarah Palin is dumb, but TIME magazine is still smart, even though it reported a satirical piece about Sarah Palin attacking Christina Aguilera as real;
  4. that Sarah Palin is stupid, but Rachel Maddow is smart, even though the MSPDS host fell for another satirical piece about Sarah Palin calling for the invasion of Egypt;
  5. that Joy Behar, who called Sarah Palin “dumb” is smart, even though “The View” panelist also said that “Black Friday” was a “racist” term;
  6. that Gov. Palin crossed the line by using the term blood libel, but use of the same term by Andrew Sullivan, Eugene Robinson and other “progressives” was within acceptable boundaries;
  7. that Sarah Palin supporters are ill-informed on key issues, but Obama supporters are well-informed on the same issues;
  8. that Sarah Palin really said she could see Russia from her house;
  9. that the same media which ignored the burning of the church Sarah Palin and her family attend is really concerned about civility;
  10. that “birthers” who question Barack Obama’s place of birth are hateful lunatics, but “birfers” who question whether Trig Palin really is Sarah’s son are tolerant, caring people in full control of their mental faculties.

Cross-posted from Texas for Sarah Palin

– JP

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