Sarah Palin: “I made my point.” Syrin: What is her point, if not clearly on top of her head?
What Will Sarah Palin Whine About, if Not the “Liberal Press”?
Formerly popular polymath Sarah Palin did an interview with Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren about Libya last night, as private citizens with no constituents or foreign-policy expertise often do.
Palin told Van Susteren, “You know, I am through whining about a liberal press that holds, especially conservative women, to a different standard. Because it doesn’t do me any good to whine about it. I made my point.” So what will she whine about?
Democratics’ campaign strategies? As she told Fox News in October:
“Remember what they are doing—this is coming from Obama’s presidential campaign book, which goes back to [Saul] Alinsky’s campaign book, Rules For Radicals, which Obama and Michelle Obama have quoted from. And that is the politics of personal destruction, perhaps will be the only thing you have on your opponent, and so you make things up about them. You lie, you spin, you do whatever you can, and you use a complicit media to assist you in this, left-wing media to assist you in this. So these candidates just need to be prepared for those rules of radicals to be applied to them. They need to stay on message, they need to stay optimistic.”
No—that just devolved into a complaint about the “left-wing press.” Let’s see … Barack Obama? He’s trouble, right? (Trouble, of course, being a particularly radicalized Muslim sect.) In November, Palin said on an Alaskan talk show:
“We know that Obama wasn’t vetted through the campaign, and now some things are coming home to roost, if you will, with his experience and his associations. And that ultimately harms our republic, when a candidate isn’t vetted by the media, that cornerstone of our democracy.”
That is also, sort of unbelievably, about the media. How about … “bored, anonymous, pathetic bloggers who lie”? Or a recent “intrusion and an invasion of our privacy”? Or “the choice of photo for the cover of this week’s Newsweek”? No, no, and no! All qualify as complaints about the press. And you know who’s to blame for not more robustly recording Palin’s off-topic rants? The media.