Hatred, fear of Sarah Palin is irrational

Recently, longtime White House reporter Carl Cannon publicly confessed that the media "took sides, straight and simple" against Gov. Sarah Palin in the 2008 vice presidential race. My reaction to this revelation can be summed up in two words: Well, duh.


Did Mr. Cannon actually think this would surprise anyone? Here's the scoop: Gov. Palin accepted an invitation to run for vice president. She campaigned, she lost and she went home. End of story, right? Wrong. The liberal media has become Sarah Palin's stalker. They hate her.

Hatred stems from fear, and fear stems from threat recognition. Liberals recognize Gov. Palin as a threat, which is why they must do whatever they can to destroy her. There is no other reasonable explanation.

Palin-bashing is also very profitable. Post a nasty blog about her and you'll get thousands of hits. Write an anti-Palin article and your magazine will fly off the shelves. Make perverted jokes about her offspring and your ratings will soar past Conan O'Brien's!

Someone told me, "Well, I hate Sarah Palin because she's stupid." Hating someone because he or she is "stupid" is a stupid reason to hate someone. If Gov. Palin is so "stupid," why waste time on her at all? Don't they have anything better to do?

Regarding Sarah Palin's future plans: Who knows? Who cares? It's nobody's business but hers. She is quitting her job and getting on with her life. And those of us who are not infected with Palin Derangement Syndrome might suggest that all of her detractors get over her, get their own life and get on with it.

Sound like a good plan? Doggone it, you betcha.

Candice Blanton