Hatred, fear of Sarah Palin is irrational

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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

Hephzibah

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imdstuf
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imdstuf 07/25/09 - 12:59 pm
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If she was prepared to be

If she was prepared to be vice president, McCain's handlers should not have feared for her giving interviews. They just wanted her to be seen. They wanted to connect with more than just the white male voters. They were using her as a puppet to show the Republican party was not your father's old white man party anymore. It was all a publicity stunt. It worked at first, until people realized there was not much substance.

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imdstuf 07/25/09 - 01:00 pm
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Now watch her come out with a

Now watch her come out with a book (she could not do this while governor) and other deals worth lots of money. Oh, but we should feel sorry for her. She loves her family so much...right.

sjgraci
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sjgraci 07/25/09 - 01:07 pm
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Fear? Please. We know she is

Fear? Please. We know she is nothing more than a comical farce. What is funnier is that there are those who actually believe she could ever be elected President. You get the mockery you deserve.

concernednative
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concernednative 07/25/09 - 01:14 pm
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Katie Couric: "What other

Katie Couric: "What other Supreme Court decisions do you disagree with?"
Sarah Palin: "Well, let's see. There's --of course --in the great history of America rulings there have been rulings, there's never going to be absolute consensus by every American. And there are -- those issues, again, like Roe v Wade where I believe are best held on a state level and addressed there. So you know -- going through the history of America, there would be others but--"
Couric: "Can you think of any?"
Palin: "Well, I could think of -- of any again, that could be best dealt with on a more local level. Maybe I would take issue with. But you know, as mayor, and then as governor and even as a Vice President, if I'm so privileged to serve, wouldn't be in a position of changing those things but in supporting the law of the land as it reads today." --unable to name any Supreme Court decisions other than Roe v. Wade, CBS News interview, Oct. 1, 2008

concernednative
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concernednative 07/25/09 - 01:14 pm
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"[T]hey're in charge of the

"[T]hey're in charge of the U.S. Senate so if they want to they can really get in there with the senators and make a lot of good policy changes that will make life better for Brandon and his family and his classroom." --Sarah Palin, getting the vice president's constitutional role wrong after being asked by a third grader what the vice president does, interview with NBC affiliate KUSA in Colorado, Oct. 21, 2008

concernednative
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concernednative 07/25/09 - 01:15 pm
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"Well, it certainly does

"Well, it certainly does because our -- our next door neighbors are foreign countries. They're in the state that I am the executive of. And there in Russia ... We have trade missions back and forth. We-- we do-- it's very important when you consider even national security issues with Russia as Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where-- where do they go? It's Alaska. It's just right over the border. It is-- from Alaska that we send those out to make sure that an eye is being kept on this very powerful nation, Russia, because they are right there. They are right next to-- to our state." --Sarah Palin, asked by Katie Couric how Alaska's proximity to Russia gives her foreign policy experience, CBS News interview, Sept. 24, 2008

concernednative
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concernednative 07/25/09 - 01:16 pm
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I'm the mayor, I can do

I'm the mayor, I can do whatever I want until the courts tell me I can't.'" --Sarah Palin, as quoted by former City Council Member Nick Carney, after he raised objections about the $50,000 she spent renovating the mayor's office without approval of the city council

concernednative
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concernednative 07/25/09 - 01:18 pm
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They're our next door

They're our next door neighbors and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska." --Sarah Palin, on her foreign policy insights into Russia, ABC News interview, Sept. 11, 2008

concernednative
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concernednative 07/25/09 - 01:21 pm
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The most hypocritical of them

The most hypocritical of them all-When I hear a statement like that coming from a woman candidate with any kind of perceived whine about that excess criticism, or maybe a sharper microscope put on her, I think, 'Man, that doesn't do us any good, women in politics, or women in general, trying to progress this country." --Sarah Palin, on complaints from Hillary Clinton's campaign about sexist coverage, Spring 2008

convertedsoutherner
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convertedsoutherner 07/25/09 - 01:56 pm
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OOPS.. Must have forgotten

OOPS.. Must have forgotten that a horrible IL senator is now the prezbho.

convertedsoutherner
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convertedsoutherner 07/25/09 - 02:18 pm
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CHANGE the names and it fits

CHANGE the names and it fits prezbho *** (HE) quits everything (HE) does when the going gets tough. (HIS) character and values are questionable (who else would have the, um, um, um nerve to bill (a hosp such a high salary for his wife's job?). Nice. (HE) deliberately whipped up (LEFT)-wing lunatic (RACE) and hatred during the campaign to the detriment of our country. *** astounded that *anyone* would take a person of such limited depth seriously for that incredibly important post. I'm surprised at you... *** What has (prezbho) ever said or done to prove (HE) can intelligently run a state, much less a nation? No one will give me answers. They will just say I am "attacking" (HIM) for daring to question (HIM).*** All of these are comments by dims about Sara but fit who you voted for - prezbho. He had no qualifications, had quit every job, said he visited 57 states, said 'his muslim faith' in an intrview, IL was billions in debt while he was in office, got his wife a pay for play cushy $300K+ 20 hr wk job, friends and associates were questionable, attended racist church and was a community agitator for ACORN. And you think he was qualified? WOW

The Ode
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The Ode 07/25/09 - 02:19 pm
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Palin is just the Republican

Palin is just the Republican counterpunch to the Democrats Obama. Neither is qualified and neither has thick enough skin to handle criticism and neither has the intellect to debate their positions with those who oppose it. www.lp.org

concernednative
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concernednative 07/25/09 - 03:26 pm
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converted, BO was billions in

converted, BO was billions in debt??, have you seen his wife's resume trust me she is six figure material, as he is a stellar husband, father, and has always served his community as an adult.

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0430 07/25/09 - 05:10 pm
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Republicans get real. Palin

Republicans get real. Palin quilt!!!!!!!!

alden
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alden 07/25/09 - 05:32 pm
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Yes, she was so good at her

Yes, she was so good at her job they didn't replace her. LOL.

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Steve Wylie 07/25/09 - 06:08 pm
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People are afraid of Sarah

People are afraid of Sarah Palin because she is demonstrably unaware of reality. She gets so much attention because she is so appealing, not because she is talented or worthwhile. She speaks from her gut instead of from facts. This is appealing to a large portion of the population, but terrifying to any person capable of basic reason. Palin is not the marvel here: the numbers of intellectual primitives she reveals to exist in our own society is the marvel. When we see the numbers she attracts we are aghast that this is America. We have the finest education and the greatest opportunities but somehow a third of the population would rather follow somebody who makes them feel good than somebody who can put forth rational explanations for political initiatives. Worse, it is apparent to anybody ideologically opposed to her party that this third of the population that would support her is being emotionally manipulated by the upper fifth percentile of the population to maintain their edge over that population. It is like watching peasants in the hands of medieval lords: the peasants lack the capacity to perceive the superiority of those manipulating them.

convertedsoutherner
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convertedsoutherner 07/25/09 - 06:12 pm
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Yes, that job of

Yes, that job of meshell-my-belle was so important at that $300K +, 20 hr job that she just couldn't be replaced (and they still haven't put anyone in that job). Too bad the wife of burris didn't want the job. Good pay for play in Chicago the town that has an abundance of crooks. And she was so important that they just had to make that job for her.

Tigger_The_Tiger
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Tigger_The_Tiger 07/25/09 - 06:16 pm
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IMDSTUF..........What has

IMDSTUF..........What has Obama ever said or done to prove he can intelligently run a state, much less a nation? No one will give me answers. They will just say I am "attacking" him for daring to question him.

convertedsoutherner
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convertedsoutherner 07/25/09 - 06:31 pm
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Change the words and your

Change the words and your prezbho fits perfectly. ***(prezbho)gets so much attention because (HE) is so appealing, not because (HE) is talented or worthwhile.....(prezbho) is not the marvel here...(HE) speaks from (HIS) gut instead of from facts. This is appealing to a large portion of the population, but terrifying to any person capable of basic reason. When we see the numbers (HE) attracts we are aghast that this is America. We have the finest education and the greatest opportunities but somehow a third of the population would rather follow somebody who makes them feel good than somebody who can put forth rational explanations for political initiatives. Worse, it is apparent to anybody ideologically opposed to (HIS) party that this population that would support (HIM) is being emotionally manipulated by the upper fifth percentile of the population to maintain their edge over that population. It is like watching peasants in the hands of medieval lords: the peasants lack the capacity to perceive the superiority of those manipulating them. It must be difficult fawning over the incompetent prezbho.

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Steve Wylie 07/25/09 - 07:15 pm
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That's cute, but expected CS.

That's cute, but expected CS. The fact that it makes little sense apparently goes over your head. 70% of people in a recent poll said, regardless of whether they like her or not, that they would not vote for Palin. As demonstrated in the recent election, at least half of the population would vote for Obama. The upper fifth percentile of the population make over $200000 a year. If you are not in the crowd, your allegiance to it calls into question your ability to reason well. If you are in that crowd, then your bias towards it is well reasoned. A simple review of the election coverage can show you that when pressed for facts Obama produces, Palin cannot. Both are excellent at making crowds feel good, but only one can reason on the spot. The crude facts of Palin's position is that she mistakenly assumed that her party's support for her personal beliefs coincides with support for her citizens when, in reality, the party she would head has a calculated bias towards protecting individuals who have amassed great wealth. Her personal wealth, ideology and devotion to party remove her from the purpose of our government: service for all.

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Tigger_The_Tiger 07/25/09 - 07:18 pm
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Give us examples of Obama

Give us examples of Obama producing when pressed for facts. Where did he say the money was coming from for his universal health care?

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KSL 07/25/09 - 07:28 pm
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I believe a huge amount was

I believe a huge amount was coming from savings by squeezing Medicaid and Medicare. (Allowing those who are deemed by some bureaucrat not worth spending money on to go ahead and die.) But way not enough. He hasn't exactly explained how he is going to pay for it. He just has said it won't add to the deficit. Yeah, right.

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Tigger_The_Tiger 07/25/09 - 07:31 pm
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So what you are saying, KSL,

So what you are saying, KSL, is that when pressed for facts, Obama is no better than Palin?

KSL
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KSL 07/25/09 - 07:42 pm
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No, not saying that. I was

No, not saying that. I was saying that Obama can't answer the question about health care expense adequately. I was specifically answering your question. Had nothing to do with Palin.

concernednative
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concernednative 07/25/09 - 07:45 pm
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Just read the direct quotes

Just read the direct quotes of Sarah Palin I post. BO has never let things that stupid fly out of his mouth.

KSL
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KSL 07/25/09 - 07:48 pm
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No, because he has relied

No, because he has relied heavily on scripts from the teleprompter.

KSL
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KSL 07/25/09 - 07:49 pm
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Don't doubt me. Obama is not

Don't doubt me. Obama is not as brilliant as people think he is. If he were, he'd release all of those records from college in a skinny minute.

Tigger_The_Tiger
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Tigger_The_Tiger 07/25/09 - 07:50 pm
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Oh really concerned? 57

Oh really concerned? 57 states?

concernednative
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concernednative 07/25/09 - 08:19 pm
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Tigger, that is a differences

Tigger, that is a differences from misspeaking and being uninfomred. I don't think you really believe BO doesn't know how many states are in the US. It gives you a string to hold on to question his intelligence. These are basic questions Sarah P was asked and she had no response. No knowledge of the supreme court although she could be responsible for appointing justices, know foreign policy (except being close to Russia), couldn't name a newspaper she reads. I mean that is ridiculous. Sarah Palin lacks intellectual curiousity and she made it as far as she did on wedge issues and Alaska being a little different animal

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KSL 07/25/09 - 08:25 pm
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Why on earth would you

Why on earth would you misspeak the number of states in the US? Where on earth did 57 come from? I don't care whether he is Christian or Muslim as long as he protects our Constitution, which he has sworn to do. But I don't think his heart is in it.

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