Bristol Palin’s TMI Book-Memoirs were once the province of people with something to say

Bristol Palin’s TMI memoir
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“Not Afraid of Oversharing” (Morrow) Bristol, Bristol, Bristol!

You have just done something strange to your chin.

You were on “Dancing With the Stars,” a show whose title is never more than half true.

Your memoir, “Not Afraid of Life,” is coming out Friday, depicting your former fiance and baby daddy Levi Johnston as a “gnat” whose decision to pose nude in Playgirl made you want to puke.

Please, look at your life! Look at your choices!

Have you really decided that sleeping with Levi Johnston after too many wine coolers is the most interesting thing that will ever happen to you? That is the least interesting thing that has happened to anyone, ever, except for one time that Woodrow Wilson thought he was going to sneeze, then didn’t.

And it’s quickly turning into a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Consider: Your job these days is as an “abstinence advocate.” This means that you are reportedly paid more than $200,000 annually to tell strangers that you had sex with Levi Johnston and that it was a mistake. I could have told you that for free!

At the rate we’re going, your epitaph will be something along the lines of “Bristol Palin, a Daughter of Sarah, Slept With a Totally Unremarkable Guy Named Levi Johnston and Then Spent the Rest of Her Life Telling People What a Bad Idea That Was.” You can do better!

I’m all for resting on one’s laurels. I hear that it has orthopedic benefits. But these aren’t laurels.

Memoirs were once the province of people with something to say. No longer! I understand that not having something to say no longer keeps people from saying it, but it does make for a book with a less embarrassing font size. And as a general rule, if you are writing a memoir “with” someone, you probably should not be writing a memoir. In fact, I will go a step further. Anything that can be summarized in an eleven-image slideshow that includes the phrase “wine coolers” does not need to be a book.

And Bristol, you were once annoyed that so many people were talking about your private life. At least you say so in the memoir. True, complaining in your memoir about the unfair attention paid to your private life is like trying to fine people for staring at a nude you painted.

But nothing says, “My private life is no longer private” like “Hello, World, I am publishing an autobiography in which I tell you that I lost my virginity after consuming too many wine coolers on a camping trip.” I think the actual phrase you used is that you succumbed to the wine coolers’ “woozy charms.” That phrase is sort of poetic, if you squint at it and cock your head to one side. Maybe Nancy French, your co-writer, has a career in front of her!

I guess it is refreshing that you are sharing these details honestly with us? I don’t know. That’s what I would say to you, Bristol, if you came up to me in a restaurant and started saying these things, mainly to be polite and encourage you to leave.

I could share more details — you took eight pregnancy tests! You claim you were on birth control! You had a series of negative interactions with Meghan McCain! But I won’t. I’d really rather not have known in the first place.

This is the difficulty with writing a memoir at 20 years old when your primary claim to fame is having been put in the family way by the notoriously unremarkable Levi Johnston. If you’ve led a rich life, you can choose to leave out pesky details like wine coolers and pregnancy tests and locker locations in order to make room for that time you did anything of any note whatsoever. If not, you wind up giving us far, far too much information.

And in case there were any details we missed, Levi’s memoir, Deer in the Headlights, is coming out in the fall.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/compost/post/bristol-palins-tmi-memoir-levi-johnston-and-those-wine-coolers/2011/03/03/AGmsx8fH_blog.html

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41 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Martha
    Jun 22, 2011 @ 21:13:45

    Why even think about the truth, humility, grace and most of all her son…..wh­en you have all of that fame and fortune in front of you?

    How WILL she explain this to her son?

    When Tripp is old enough to read he can know of his mother’s first sexual encounter with his father, and know ……that the entire world knows about too!

    What will he make of this?

    That his father date raped his mother, or just that his mother was such a lush, she drank at LEAST 2 or 3 dozen wine coolers because she “blacked out and didn’t remember anything.”

    (That “blacking out and not remembering” is usually reserved for HARD CORE alcoholics, not someone who is new to drinking….they usually throw up before they would black out and in some awful cases die from alcohol poisoning.)

    Maybe he’ll just think that she is some kind of MORON for thinking that she would share a sleeping bag with ANY young virile man and expect that the young man wouldn’t expect to have sex with her.(and vise versa of course). Otherwise, anyone else would just be in their OWN sleeping bag, period.

    Maybe he’ll realize the truth , that his mother is no different than her family, a family of generational serial liars, that are unable to tell the truth about ANYTHING!

    What an example for Piper.

    It is certain that Tripp will be terrified to ever cross his mother or grandmother, because he wil realize that HE could be thrown under the bus just as easily, AND driven over repeatedly as they do with ANYONE who crosses them, family or not.

    And he can always read the Branchflow­er Report (among other publications) to know what his grandma did to Uncle Mike Wooten, just to be clear.

    I don’t think that her new roommates in her upcoming “reality” series will want to work with her, unless she signs a non disclosure agreement with each and every one one of them.

    They would be fools not to. Their agents should insist on it.

    It is just another opportunity, to chew up some more suckers, for another book after she’s done.

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    • Jessica
      Jun 23, 2011 @ 13:28:31

      if she could make something like this up, i wonder what she will say about the massey brothers if they ever say something that is not complimentary about her.

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  2. Viva
    Jun 22, 2011 @ 22:04:12

    IMO this book’s only purpose is as a pre-emptive bash of Levi. He put it about a long time ago that he was writing a book, and it’s the Palin M.O. to get in front of something like that and attack and spread their cow manure and hope it will stick. It’s all about damage control for what may have been in Levi’s book, i.e. the truth.

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  3. Aunt Brody Knows
    Jun 22, 2011 @ 22:16:39

    That picture of Tripp is adorable– but does Bristol look like a mother or an older teenager with a doll?

    Why can’t she be seen dating anyone worth any substance?

    I love how she fakes how she wanted to “save” her hymen for marriage, yet she was sneaking out and getting DRUNK. What is this girl’s IQ?

    Syrin, you know your NT and OT pretty well. Can you start coming out with Bible verses that the Palin’s should know from their church with your posts, that pertain to the topics you cover?

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    • Syrin
      Jun 22, 2011 @ 22:43:53

      The things that you’d want for dauhter or what shed want for herself is probably quite different than the Pslins.
      Thank you for your suggestion. I think it’s a wonderful idea!
      Do you think this scripture applies? I will add this to the post.

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      For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and arrogant, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful, lacking self control. They will consider nothing sacred.

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  4. WakeUpAmerica
    Jun 22, 2011 @ 22:18:10

    Just when I think the Palin family can’t be any more vulgar, they up and surprise me!! Sarah and Bristol are both lewd, crude, and vulgar. Bristol, without a moment’s hesitation, has just given her son and any other off-spring a lovely, lewd legacy. Charming, I’m sure. It’s hard to believe that an entire family can be that stupid.

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  5. PollyinAK
    Jun 22, 2011 @ 23:11:28

    What is interesting is that Bailey’s book reveals that SP was obsessed at reading Syrin’s blog. Interesting. Not very many people leave comments here, but looking at the live traffic feed, a LOT of people read it. Thank-you for keeping on…

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  6. akbagirly
    Jun 22, 2011 @ 23:13:13

    I’m sorry, but if I had an adult daughter who put this information out for All and Sundry to read (especially her two, ten, and 16? year old siblings), we’d no longer be on speaking terms, because I’d be furious.

    Does she not think that her child will find his mother’s “memoirs” to be terribly fascinating? Does she not understand that his fellow fifth graders will perhaps (probably) tease him about this?

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  7. headset
    Jun 23, 2011 @ 03:56:54

    Hey Juicy,

    Does Todd now call your oldest daughter “Little Juicy?”

    Have a CRAZY day.

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  8. Henry
    Jun 23, 2011 @ 04:27:17

    Does she mention the 5 months with mono in the Book ? I’m curious whether that period of time is discussed.

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  9. gsb
    Jun 23, 2011 @ 06:25:10

    During the months Bristol was absent from school, we do not know what happened to the suspected child, we do know that Tripp was delivered, then again we do not know what happened to the suspected child from the DWTS days. the very big,very distended belly with the outie bellybutton was not, just fat. That belly was far to tight to be fat, it was distended. What happened to that suspected child? I’d like to know where and how the Palin’s manage to dispose of a child so easily, without someone knowing the how to.

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  10. daisydem
    Jun 23, 2011 @ 07:55:32

    What a good post Syrin. And thank you for continuing with all of these posts. I think addressing Bristol in this manner is terrific. I would like to think that someone like you would be able to talk to her face-to-face and ask her these questions and be able to reach her. This “memoir” of hers though has Sarah written all over it – there is too much about what happens with Sarah and too much defending her for this not to be just an additional message about Sarah Palin.

    And yes, I too think the Bible verses are a good idea, for Sarah supposedly lives by the Bible? Right?

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    • Cute little hen
      Jun 23, 2011 @ 09:37:27

      DaisyDem, the kid is not workable or capable of change. Listen to Syrin? They have been on the national stage and had the best advisers in the world and they ignored them. Syrin has upset them and unless she decides to go a little crazy herself and alienate her reader base, she won’t get through to the Palins. The Palins will do the opposite of what Syrin Says.

      We are looking at a family with a history of sociological problems. They wouldn’t know a positive attitude or sane response. They are used to a certain level of angst and they are *physiologically accustomed to it.* I know this because I was married to a family like this and I started acting like them and a doctor noticed my body when I talked about their antics and asked how I felt in my body– he saw the stress go to my back, my stomach, all by how I was sitting. He said that I had to get out because of what it was doing to me and that until I could, to be aware of my body changes. My husband-at-the-time and then-in-laws made it hard for me to change, but once I started, I couldn’t stop because I felt better when not acting like them. I see it with the Palins. If one successfully changes and starts to rise above the fray, it will blow down their stack of cards. It will require an entire restructuring of the family dynamics and they have too much media attention to be able to do it.

      Just because the major houses in Europe were batshiat crazy doesn’t mean we want that here in the USA!

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  11. WakeUpAmerica
    Jun 23, 2011 @ 08:59:36

    Clearly, Bristol is trying to re-create (or re-virginate if you prefer) her image. She was concerned only with the spin and gave not one thought to the inappropriate subject matter or the lewd delivery. She had absolutely no thought process beyond, “It wasn’t my fault. I was a victim.” She also is incapable of seeing how stupid and unbelievable it sounds to say she was date-raped, but continued to have sex with said rapist because he had needs. I guess that’s the Bristol Palin wild ride.

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    • Aunt Brody Knows
      Jun 23, 2011 @ 09:20:39

      Wouldn’t the editors have warned her? I suppose her follow up to the bad reviews will be with a magazine, “What my editor didn’t warn me about: It’s the fault of someone else!”

      Maybe she can get Christine O’Donnell to help her, “Bristol’s not a witch!”

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      • WakeUpAmerica
        Jun 23, 2011 @ 10:39:38

        I think you misspelled that last word. Here let me help you; take this “B”.

    • Kalena
      Jun 23, 2011 @ 10:31:40

      I agree with you about her not seeing what a firestorm she was going to start with the “date-rape” cry. She had no clue how the media was going to dissect that little story of hers. It will be interesting how she handles the inevitable questions about it in her interviews promoting the book. She better be careful! Levi could gather more ammunition for a defamation case.

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  12. Aunt Brody Knows
    Jun 23, 2011 @ 09:16:21

    Well then there is that issue that she had with the McCains. I am laughing so hard at how she complained about Cindy acting so regal, “like a queen” and offering to be a godparent to her child! And the things that she said about Meghan. What a b—-! A poster at ADN brought up the CHRISTIAN way of resolving conflict as illustrated: “If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault, just between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over.” — Matthew 18:15

    Why doesn’t Bristol talk about how she went to Cindy and told her that she had a problem with her, or anyone else that she bashes? I remember there being more in another verse about when to bring someone else in, and then finally, going to a higher council, but even with the internet at my disposal, I can’t find it.

    Was Bristol looking for a Christian marriage? Why aren’t any of the Evangelicals sending their sons to the Palins for suitable wives with Bristol or Willow? I thought for sure that there’d be a Palin-Graham in the works. Nope! She found Levi and kept going back to him to change him, to keep him from going back to his ways. Levi is a hick and he is comfortable being a hick. He has reacted to the surreal situation like a hick would. “I am wet, I can’t swim, I keep getting pulled back into the water, so I guess I’ll splash around.” I can’t say that I like him, but I don’t know that I’d do much better if faced with the same circumstances (and BAD, flashy lawyer.) Levi Johnston reminds me of Bo or Luke Duke. He’s not bad– but he’s got a touch of the ornery and he won’t be trained to be anybody’s lap dog. He’s been rogue before being rogue was mavericky.

    Would these people be chosen as the poster children for Focus on the Family if Dobson could have hand picked someone? (Not by a long shot.)

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  13. Martha
    Jun 23, 2011 @ 10:08:44

    Almost EVERYTHING Bristol accused the McCains of was written about HER family in 2008.

    Almost, almost verbatim at times.

    And who could forget …6 year old Piper with her OWN ….Louis Vuitton bag following her mother across the tarmac??

    The wardrobe and accessories were all to go to charity but, you cannot donate the hair and makeup that was used, which cost was more than their average campaign contributors monthly income.

    In the end it was the RNC that was horrified by these expenditures and put a stop to it.

    And who could forget the TEAM of folks from the RNC, that had to board a plane and fly up to Alaska to retrieve the items that Palin refused to turn back in to the campaign?

    Palin was spotted MANY times since wearing the clothes that she was supposed to have returned.

    Here from the TIMES LONDON:

    Hockey mom?

    Palin’s dream ticket is one that bears the names Louis and Vuitton

    Tim Reid in Washington

    For Sarah Palin, becoming John McCain’s running mate has certainly had its perks. There is the campaign jet, the national celebrity and, it emerged yesterday, the £90,000 wardrobe, hair-dos and make-up about which most hockey moms could only dream.

    For anyone wondering if Mrs Palin’s trademark red jackets, the $2,500 (£1,530) Valentino outfit worn for her Republican convention acceptance speech, or even the ~~~$3,000 Louis Vuitton handbag that her six-year-old daughter, Piper, was holding on September 11,~~~ came from the wardrobe at her home in Wasilla, Alaska,~~~~ they did not.

    The array of couture was provided courtesy of the Republican National Committee’s bank account.

    Mrs Palin, who has been extolling the virtues of Joe the Plumber in these times of economic crisis, has had tens of thousands of dollars lavished on her by the committee, including a shopping spree at Saks Fifth Avenue in St Louis, Missouri ($49,425), and Neiman Marcus in Minneapolis ($75,062).

    After her surprise choice as Mr McCain’s running-mate at the end of August, Mrs Palin has been provided with an average of~~~~ $37,500 a week for clothes, make-up, hair styling, accessories~~~~, and even baby kit for her six-month-old son Trig.

    Such a weekly outlay is more than the average annual salary for a plumber.

    The Republicans spent ~~~$4,716 on hair and make-up during September,~~~ more even than the $400 haircuts that so embarrassed John Edwards, the former Democratic presidential candidate, this year.

    Before Mrs Palin’s arrival on the Republican ticket, no such expenditures appeared in the national committee’s financial disclosure records.

    Yet a review of its September reports by Politico, a political website, found a new category – “campaign accessories”.

    Payments of $789.72 were also made to Barneys New York, and $9,447.71 to Bloomingdale’s.

    The McCain campaign initially refused to answer specific questions, including whether it was necessary to spend so much. Hours after the story was posted, however, Tracey Schmitt, a McCain spokeswoman, issued a statement. “With all of the important issues facing the country right now, it is remarkable that we are spending time talking about pantsuits and blouses. It was always the intent that the clothing go to a charitable purpose after the campaign.”

    Mrs Palin’s hairstyle and wardrobe have been a prime topic in magazine pages and on satirical shows, but it has never been clear where her clothes have come from. One item that appears to predate the new collection is her Kazuo Kawasaki 704 spectacle frames, which cost $350.

    There were also a few purchases at Pacifier, a baby store, and Steinlauf & Stoller, suggesting that $295 was spent to help Mrs Palin’s son Trig to join her on the campaign trail.

    If the items had been bought by the McCain campaign itself, they would have violated campaign finance rules, which prohibit the use of funds for personal use. However the RNC is perfectly entitled to buy her as large – and costly – a wardrobe as she wants.

    http://www­.timesonli­ne.co.uk/t­ol/news/wo­rld/asia/a­rticle4996­963.ece

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  14. WakeUpAmerica
    Jun 23, 2011 @ 11:00:19

    Bristol’s book would have been better named:
    1. Vengence is Mine Sayeth the Palins
    2. Re-Virgination: A Story of Date-Rape and Redemption
    3. Slash and Burn: My Journey So Far
    4. The Art of Grifting

    And BTW, if it hadn’t been for the McCains, warts and all, Bristol wouldn’t have learned the art of grifting and own a house in Arizona.

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  15. Scarsdale
    Jun 23, 2011 @ 12:08:21

    How can Bristol claim to be a virgin at the time of the camping trip? There were rumors of other guys before Levi came along. What about Dylan Kolvig? There were others, too. Maybe they should band together and write a book about their times with her, and how Levi was the sucker who got saddled with paternity?

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    • Syrin
      Jun 23, 2011 @ 13:23:55

      Agreed! Bristol was in trouble way before she hooked up with Levi! Remember she was in Anchorage with Aunt Heather going to school. Anchorage boys like sex too. I heard so did Bris Bris. I’ve heard too much about this promiscuous girl.

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  16. alaskan
    Jun 23, 2011 @ 12:22:16

    A couple of thoughts:
    > I called the Republican National Committee last year. I was told directly and clearly (also angrily), that the clothing belongs to the McCain campaign. To do with as they please. Of course Sarah kept everything. And why would she not?
    There’s no mandate about donating to charity. Doing that certainly does nothing to ameliorate violation of election law or get anyone off the hook – it was nothing but a feel-good press statement intended to get everybody to drop it. What else could they possibly say? It worked.

    > In all of this business about Bristol being taken advantage of, I don’t hear anyone considering a simple basic biological fact – teenage girls are horny too.
    Yep, it’s just that simple. She snuck off with Levi to go fool around. Hello?

    I would have done the same exact thing if I could’ve gotten away with it. I didn’t, not because I”m better-raised or more noble, but only because I would never have gotten away with it and my mother would punch me in the face. Fear and the thought of getting in trouble stopped me.

    Unfortunately, the American world sexualizes absolutely _everything_, but then is afraid of sex.
    America is fixated on teenage girls being “HOT!”, looking and acting trashy-sexy, but wants to imagine them as virginic. Weird. Noooo, a 15 year-old alone for the night with a boy her own age, was thinking thoughts of future marriage. No. She. Was. Not.

    Bristol is no different than Levi. Raised in the same town, going to the same school and doing the same things. Guns, hockey and snowmachines. Sexy, hot and popular among her Wasill peers. They’ are all the same, in the same environment, with the same socialization; how would she somehow be different? Of course she wanted to go hang out and party with hunk-boy! And why not?

    Here’s a dead give-away, by her own report. I was taught that there is a very specific convention for accepting gifts, particularly for women and girls. The type of gift, the cost, the circumstances are all weighed. A birthday present is casual, graduation is formal. A modest piece of inexpensive casual jewelry is okay for a birthday from a boyfriend. Never any other time, never a ring, and never from a guy that there isn’t some special relationship to. Never items of clothing and never anything expensive. Books, pocket knives, music, candles, knick-knacks, flowers, toys, candy are appropriate. The reason: you can’t buy affection, it leads to misunderstandings and confusion between affection and gratitude, and it’s best to keep that element out of casual dating. Things get dramatic when breaking up and men want expensive things returned.
    So, Bristol admits taking inappropriate expensive designer items, clothing, etc. gifts from Levi. In our house, that’s “cheap” and inappropriate, and she would have been expected to refuse the gifts graciously and tell him the title of that book she’d love to have.

    Ultimately, Bristol outs Todd and Sarah as low-class and trashy, not teaching her proper manners, and reveals that for all their “Christian Values” pretensions, Hockey Mom stuff, and keeping their kids close, it really isn’t true.
    Oh well.

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    • Syrin
      Jun 24, 2011 @ 00:55:53

      …Bristol outs Todd and Sarah as low-class and trashy, not teaching her proper manners, and reveals that for all their “Christian Values” pretensions…

      Could not have said it better! Thank you my friend

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  17. Martha
    Jun 23, 2011 @ 12:58:23

    alaskan
    Jun 23, 2011 @ 12:22:16

    00 Rate This
    A couple of thoughts:
    > I called the Republican National Committee last year. I was told directly and clearly (also angrily), that the clothing belongs to the McCain campaign. To do with as they please. Of course Sarah kept everything. And why would she not?
    There’s no mandate about donating to charity. Doing that certainly does nothing to ameliorate violation of election law or get anyone off the hook – it was nothing but a feel-good press statement intended to get everybody to drop it. What else could they possibly say? It worked.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    There WAS no “violation” of any election laws considering her clothing, and no one was legally “on the hook”

    That is EXACTLY why the RNC paid for it, it WAS legal and NOT McCain’s or any other PAC, which WOULD have been ILLEGAL..

    No one said ANYTHING about a ~~mandate~~ to give her clothing or anyone else’s to charity….no one.

    The McCain campaign volunteered that themselves.

    It did NOT get anyone to “drop it” when members of the RNC and McCain campaign flew all the way to Alaska to retrieve the clothing and accessories.

    Every time Palin has worn any of the clothing since, it has been reported ans talked about, so it hasn’t worked yet.

    Keep in mind that Palin went on wild spending sprees and neither the campaign OR the RNC knew that she was spending as much as she did.

    Steve Schmidt was interviewed on CNN and asked about the amount of $250,000 total that Palin had spent…he leaned over, put his head in his hand and said ” when it got to $1 MILLION, I told them that I did not want to know anymore”

    The RNC raises millions of $$ and $250,000 is not enough to get them to go all the way to Alaska to try to get SOMETHING back from Palin…at LEAST 6 year old Piper’s $3,000 Louis Vuitton bag, maybe she was still young enough to have a scintilla of integrity.

    When Palin was TOLD, not ASKED to give these things back by the RNC, AND when they arrived on her DOORSTEP to collect…….she certainly SHOULD have given everything back. DUH!

    Can you IMAGINE the money that they could have raised auctioning off the clothes she wore on the campaign trail??

    They could have made something back for their donors.

    Lady Di’s dress that she wore when dancing with John Travolta at the Whitehouse just went for over $1 million at auction as well as some of her others.

    Folks will pay that much for ~~celebrity~~ clothing.

    Your caviller attitude, and contortion of the facts are a dead give away…quick go report back to $aarah, we KNOW she reads this blog!

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    • alaskan
      Jun 24, 2011 @ 00:09:58

      I think you misunderstand. I’m telling like it is – I did indeed call the RNC and they SAID: the clothes are “the McCain campaign’s problem – why don’t you call them?” That’s not MY opinion – that’s what the RNC said. Verbatim. Call them yourself.

      I don’t like the excuse that that was okay because it was all going to charity. I don’t like the posturing. It really really disturbs me that it was ruled “legal” use of campaign funds when a check for 18 million was tendered from the Federal Treasury and I don’t like that she got to keep all the loot. I think the whole thing stinks.
      I live in that paycheck-to-paycheck middle-class tax hell – just enough to take it in the shorts, but not enough to afford the taxes. Head-of-household single with children, paying 15% tax, living modestly, with rent eating 40% of my monthly income. I have student loans and 200,000 miles on a paid-for vehicle.
      She pretends to represent what _I AM_, with actual real-live commercial fishing kids that play real sports that cost real money. She credits herself with common struggles that she doesn’t experience, while she doesn’t actually have children who NEED those sports fees. But MY tax dollars are gonna pay for that crap!? I’d much rather pay for a school or a road or feeding children.

      When I say – why would she not keep the stuff – that’s exactly what I mean. Why would she not? We are letting her; our process allowed it. She KNOWS she got away with it; why would she care?
      The only people who sweated anything was the RNC and they ended up giving it a pass. Obviously. She kept the stuff. It got dropped. Whether they sent someone in planes for the goods or not. And did they, really? They really meant to get the silk boxers, custom lingerie, Bristol’s birthday outfit, and children’s underwear back?

      In my opinion, the ONLY thing that could have ethically resolved this, would be for Mr. and Mrs. Palin to be properly invoiced for personal services received and items kept and pay for the bounty after the fact. In essence, they were loaned the money upfront for the campaign grooming. Now they should pay it back.

      I’m done. This stuff makes me irrationally angry. I get why it happens, but I really really wish internet folks would take it down a notch with the “Sarah Palin Troll” garbage. It’s unworthy, genuinely serves no purpose, and is simply incorrect about 90% of the time. It’s just an excuse to ‘dis’ someone because you don’t like their opinion. We all have ’em.

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      • martha
        Jun 24, 2011 @ 03:50:32

        Oh brother!!

        The RNC paid for Palin’s clothes and that is a documented fact….the “campaign” did not.

        It was the RNC that went to the campaign and put a stop to the excess.

        The campaign was supposed to be overseeing the expenditures from the RNC and had to answer to the RNC when it the excesses became evident.

        Of course THAT is why they told you it was the campaigns problem.

        The campaign couldn’t use PAC money because that would be illegal, but the RNC could give the campaign the money, pay the bils for the clothing, hair and makeup and that IS legal.

        The campaign was of course, ultimately responsible for how and how much, whatever monies they received, from where ever were spent.

        The RNC and McCain campaign DID arrive at Palin’s doorstep to collect, and as i mentioned there was Piper’s $3,000 Louis Vuitton bag…and probably more of that brand of bags and luggage, cell phones, computers etc. and yes, the designer clothing ..not .”silk boxers, custom lingerie, Bristol’s birthday outfit, and children’s underwear”……..please

        Do you really believe that they would go to that extent for mere posturing?

        The meme throughout your entire post that I replied to, is “and why not?”, and ends with “oh well”

        The answer to that is obvious, and that indicates that you are giving Sarah and Bristol a pass on their actions and in the end who cares.

        You play down and deny that the RNC and campaign came to retive their goods , when it was all over the news..even Levi said in an interview that he turned his suit in and was surprised that he was asked to.

        Do you think actors and actresses get to keep their wardrobes after filming a movie, no matter how garish or beautiful it is??

        That is what makes you look like a Palin supporter to me because that is how they work it .

        Why not, wouldn’t you?, who cares. let’s move on nothing to see here.

  18. Syrin
    Jun 23, 2011 @ 13:35:43

    Remember I was raised in Wasilla.. (Married before pregnant) I’ve raised my children here also. ( 2 girls , not pregnant! ) (one boy married and 2 grandchildren.. The trick to good kids is CARING that they’re filled with love and attention. Being the PARENT is your most important job! Sometimes that doesn’t help I agree! BUT it sure can’t hurt! Dysfunction rules in the Palin house. But, why do some precieve this family the opposite? They’re looked at as Godly? Having Christian values and being family oriented? Everything that is wrong or non exsistent is written or worshipped in the Palins… WEIRD

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    • Martha
      Jun 23, 2011 @ 13:56:07

      Exactly…..if the truly had “Christian values” they would have returned everything that was asked of them….and Sarah would never have made those purchases without the OK from the campaign in the FIRST place!

      Piper, at 6 years of age, would never have been sporting a $3,000 Louis Vuitton bag, purchased by donors that do not make as much in a year as Sarah spent on her hair and makeup in a month!

      Those people gave in good faith to a cause they believed in, and the RNC WAS flabbergasted at her expenses.

      Just like they were at the S&M bar scandal.

      I am sure that is what led her to start a PAC, after seeing how that worked for her.

      Lots of suckers giving lots of $$$ that they do not have, so she can travel around on a private jet, stay at 5 star hotels, ride in limos and pretend she’s doing a bus tour, first selling her book (of which the pac bought thousands of copies) and now a “family vacation”…the last part could be a problem the “family vacation” part, from PAC money.

      Just HOW is ANY of that “Christian”?

      There is nothing that resembles Christian values in the books that either Sarah OR Bristol wrote.

      If they keep saying how Christian that they are, they convince people it’s true.

      In the end I think that SOME will believe only what they WANT to believe and no matter how many truths you put in front of them, they will continue refuse believe otherwise.

      They will be sorely disappointed.

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    • MurkyWaters®
      Jun 23, 2011 @ 14:11:05

      Syrin – I read in a comment over at MaliaLitman’s blog that members of the Assembly of God have a habit of discussing all the TMI stuff in great detail, that it’s proof that you are “human” or something. Commenter said Sarah was member of the AOG. Do you know anything about this? Maybe they feel compelled to exorcise their trashy demons in public.

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      • Syrin
        Jun 23, 2011 @ 15:17:34

        Palin’s lies, unethical behavior, lack of self control is proof that she may be “human” but she’s far from possessing what the bible calls fruit of God’s Spirit. Gal. 5:22-25 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness ..

        The Palin’s/ Heaths or whatever do NOT attend any church in this valley on a regular basis. The sycophants that call themselves ‘Christian’ are doing like Frank Bailey the opposite of what they should be as a Christian. Protecting her and IMHO have fulfilled 2Tim 4:3 They can not endure sound doctrine, the Bible. Instead they will lift up leaders to tickle their ears telling them what they want to hear but, give up the Truth for a LIE, a FABLE! The ignorant and spiritually lazy do not need someone SMART or competent to lead them astray..
        AOG of Wasilla was a part of Sarah’s life when she was a teenager in the youth group, as an adult she started showing up at memorials for our fallen soldiers as she was preparing to try state politics.. I remember disticntly walking behind Sarah, she was all alone FAKE crying when she showed up at a memorial for one of our church’s fallen. The word FRAUD enetered MY vocabulary at that moment in time! AOG is the largest auditorium in the Mat-Su Valley, so many events have taken place there.

    • WakeUpAmerica
      Jun 23, 2011 @ 15:12:10

      It has to do with the world of mental illness. Look at Hitler. How could a pipsqueek like him motivate so many people to follow him? Mental illness attracts mentally ill people. Hitler convinced his followers that blue-eyed blondes were superior to everyone else. Yet, he had swarthy skin, dark hair and dark eyes. Nobody noticed. Same with Sarah Palin.

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    • alaskan
      Jun 24, 2011 @ 00:13:33

      I didn’t mean to imply ALL Wasillans. I meant those in that group, clique, high school, age, and decade.
      There are excellent parents in Wasilla and dysfunctional families with terrible parenting skills everywhere, in every town, city and state.
      No offense intended.

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      • Syrin
        Jun 24, 2011 @ 01:30:15

        Oh if you’re talking to me..Alaskan… No offense taken, at all. I just thought I’d also establish there’s another way to go, where results decent children and happy life are based on what you put into it.

  19. Syrin
    Jun 24, 2011 @ 01:11:23

    What is wrong with people who are supporting Palin? I mean, even back in 08 the media was seemingly more critical and truthful with the facts. Didn’t anyone think that this kind of behavior of a candidate at this level was NOT proper?

    $150,000 on Gov. Sarah Palin’s clothes and accessories

    Clearly some hyperkinetic member of the McCain campaign team needs to be reined in, perhaps medicated. There is a DSM for this type of over-the-top behavior. It’s called mania.

    If I were a GOP donor, I’d be furious and would rescind my contribution.

    This money is being spent at a time when the campaign is reported to be pulling out of swing states (such as Colorado), where the McCain campaign might be able to do a bit better if he had the money to equal that of Senator Obama and his massive TV advertising budget. The McCain campaign denies it is pulling out, but clearly its problems are legendary and serious.

    This is not the first time a presidential campaign has taken hits for spending money on fashion, but none so far has been of the magnitude reported spent on Sarah Palin’s duds.

    http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/erbe/2008/10/22/sarah-palins-150000-wardrobe–gop-donors-should-ask-for-their-money-back

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  20. martha
    Jun 25, 2011 @ 07:24:36

    Bill Maher says of Bristols book;

    “the $hit doesn’t fall far from the bat!’…..lol

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