Archive for September 24, 2008

Free Sara Palin! Free Sara Palin! Free Sara Palin!

September 24, 2008

Free Lipstick Palin!!

“Tonight I call on the McCain campaign to stop treating Sarah Palin like she is a delicate flower that will wilt at any moment,” said Brown. “This woman is from Alaska for crying out loud. She is strong. She is tough. She is confident. And you claim she is ready to be one heart beat away form the presidency. If that is the case, then end this chauvinistic treatment of her now. Allow her to show her stuff. Allow her to face down those pesky reporters… Let her have a real news conference with real questions. By treating Sarah Palin different from the other candidates in this race, you are not showing her the respect she deserves. Free Sarah Palin. Free her from the chauvinistic chain you are binding her with. Sexism in this campaign must come to an end. Sarah Palin has just as much a right to be a real candidate in this race as the men do. So let her act like one.”


Palin Derangement Syndrome

September 24, 2008

I’ve been trying to get a leash on my Palin derangement syndrome. I do pretty well until some conservative pundit describes her as “authentic.”

When I hear the word “authentic” I think about her little story about how the teleprompter went out during the Republican convention and she had to just ad lib parts of her speech. This was with a bunch of people behind her who could see the teleprompter. In other words, it was a trivial lie, easily exposed.

The same with the bridge–and road–to nowhere. The same with her fictional rejection of earmarks. The same with the little lie about how she “didn’t blink” when asked to be VP. In another version of the story she asked her daughters to vote on it. In her husband’s version they didn’t tell the daughters.

Again, trivial lies.

She is a compulsive liar and the most inauthentic person who ever stood in the position to possibly become president of the United States of America.

In the words of Andrew Sullivan: She’s a farce.