Palin’s latest facebook post shows an unpresidented level of hypocrisy and zero thanksgiving charm
While everyone else sat down to their Thanksgiving dinners on November 25th, Sarah Palin instead sat down and penned another Facebook rant to the nation – well I say Sarah did, but it could have been her ghostwriter given the level of research (lol) that went into it.
Why? Well a few days ago, Sarah Palin was being “interviewed” by Fox‘s Glenn Beck and during the questioning the subject of North and South Korea came up. Palin made a gaffe – another in a long line of gaffe’s but a gaffe nonetheless – at least we’re saying it’s a gaffe because that way we’re being kind.
Palin told listeners:
But obviously got to stand with our North Korean allies. We’re bound to by treaty. We’re also bound to by..
To which Glenn Neck’s co-host Stu corrected her by saying “South Korea” – Palin offered no apology just dismissed it with a “Yeah.” And if you don’t believe me, the transcript of the show is available on Glenn Beck’s website.
The media picked up on the gaffe and many questioned whether someone who makes such fundamental slip of the tongue’s should even be considered White House material. The Belfast Telegraph posted a tongue-in-cheek reaction on Palin’s foreign affair thinking by suggesting:
After Iraq, we should have gone into Iran, North Korea and any other joint ruled by what, objectively speaking, can only be considered nutters. The only real problem will come if America elects Sarah Palin as leader. Then it will become incumbent upon Britain to cross the Atlantic and invade the States. That would probably be a long, drawn-out conflict, but we all know that wars make the world a safer place, except perhaps for those involved in them.
Palin has a long history of making gaffes when speaking about the issues, so much so that the term “Palinisms” has become a term to describe them, such as “Bushisms” during George W. Bush’s presidency.
Palin’s answer to this has been to dismiss all media as “lame stream” – well except for Fox who she keeps on side because they are the only one’s to allow her an echo chamber.
Anyway back to the issue – Palin (or her ghostwriter) sat down over Thanksgiving and penned a facebook rebuttal to the media’s reaction to the slip of the tongue, where she proceeded to have a go not only at the media but the President – yet again. And given she has recently been in the press for slamming First LAdy Michelle Obama for her “obesity” program, and given the many other ‘verbal-assaults’ against President Obama, it was no surprise to be fair that Palin could not resist the opportunity.
Starting her “clever” little note with a play on words using, as she says “the paragraph above is based on a series of misstatements and verbal gaffes made by Barack Obama (I didn’t have enough time to do one for Joe Biden)”.
Palin then launches into a tirade against the media and how they are happy to highlight her gaffes but not those of the President.
Unfortunately, it seems they couldn’t resist the temptation to turn a simple one word slip-of-the-tongue of mine into a major political headline. The one word slip occurred yesterday during one of my seven back-to-back interviews wherein I was privileged to speak to the American public about the important, world-changing issues before us. (Sarah Palin FB)
The problem with her “tirade” is that it would be all well and good but this is a woman who claims she has more experience than the current President and believes she can beat him. This is a woman who believes that she can be the best that America has to offer to be its leader on the world stage, speaking as it’s diplomat and without facing an international incident because of her verbal scrimmage.
And the other problem is, this woman believes she can do it from her twitter and Facebook pages – seeing as she has already decided that anyone that scrutinizes her with questions such as “What papers do you read?” is trying so-called “gotcha” journalism and as such does not deserve her time. In fact her way of dealing with the media also became the way her endorsed candidates during the mid-terms, such as Sharon Angle running from the media, or telling Christine O’Donnell to “speak through Fox” – at least she didn’t try Joe Miller’s extreme ‘arrest the journalist’ when they ask something about your past that the public deserves to know about but you don;t want to talk about.
Palin was right in some ways that the media likes the trivialize and are too quick to pick up on headlines that will generate the hits on the internet, however when Palin tried to claim the media does this unfairly to her but not to President Obama then she is wrong – and she knows this. Either that or even her beloved Fox doesn’t get her attention and she doesn’t listen to her own verbal stirring which is then printed in the media. Obama for the past two years has had to put up with daily stories from the right wing side of the media that have been played again and again and again in a hope to embarrass and undermine the President.
The difference is where Obama may apologize for his mistakes, and the same with Michelle Obama whom Palin castigated in her America by Heart book without referencing the fact that Michelle Obama apologized for misspeaking – the difference is Palin is not just an odd mistake but she constantly makes them, even in the safe sanctuary of Fox. Palin believes she is entitled to make these mistakes and not be called up on them. She also has a habit of making mistakes and then instead of saying “sorry, my bad”, she tries to play it off. Take for example her comment about Muslim’s who should “refudiate” the Ground Zero Islamic Center (or mosque as she and other right wingers like to call it). When this faux pas was called out she deleted the tweet and instead made one comparing herself to Shakespeare:
“English is a living language. Shakespeare liked to coin new words too. Get over it!”
- Palin Addresses Latest Gaffe (politicalwire.com)
- Jacob Heilbrunn: Thanksgiving 2010: Bless Sarah Palin (huffingtonpost.com)
- Sarah Palin makes small mistake about North Korea. Sheila Jackson Lee thinks there are 2 Vietnams. Guess which one makes the news? (theblogprof.blogspot.com)
- Sarah Palin’s North Korea Gaffe (abcnews.go.com)
- Palin doesn’t know difference between North & South Korea (capitolhillblue.com)
- Sarah Palin Calls North Korea an “Ally” (cbsnews.com)
- Sarah Palin: ‘We Gotta Stand With Our North Korean Allies’ – ABC News (news.google.com)
- Sarah Palin North Korea Slip: Calls Them ‘Allies’ (AUDIO) (blippitt.com)
- Palin makes gaffe, calling North Korea a U.S. ally (ctv.ca)
- In gaffe, Palin supports ‘our North Korean allies’ (alternet.org)
- Obama: “I Don’t Think about Sarah Palin” (cbsnews.com)
- Palin blasts media on Facebook (politico.com)