Okay, I usually don’t simply copy and paste other people’s work and link to posts (we all mostly read the same stuff; besides, others do that far better than I), but this time . . . this time, I’m ticked off. Sure, we knew this was happening, many of us knew it was happening at the time, but the all-out plan of attack against Sarah Palin by the scoundrels and hacks on Journalist . . . intolerable. From the fabulous Tucker Carlson’s Daily Caller:
The conversation began with a debate over how best to attack Sarah Palin. “Honestly, this pick reeks of desperation,” wrote Michael Cohen of the New America Foundation in the minutes after the news became public. “How can anyone logically argue that Sarah Pallin [sic], a one-term governor of Alaska, is qualified to be President of the United States? Train wreck, thy name is Sarah Pallin.”
Not a wise argument, responded Jonathan Stein, a reporter for Mother Jones. If McCain were asked about Palin’s inexperience, he could simply point to then candidate Barack Obama’s similarly thin resume. “Q: Sen. McCain, given Gov. Palin’s paltry experience, how is she qualified to be commander in chief?,” Stein asked hypothetically. “A: Well, she has much experience as the Democratic nominee.”
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Daniel Levy of the Century Foundation noted that Obama’s “non-official campaign” would need to work hard to discredit Palin. “This seems to me like an occasion when the non-official campaign has a big role to play in defining Palin, shaping the terms of the conversation and saying things that the official [Obama] campaign shouldn’t say – very hard-hitting stuff, including some of the things that people have been noting here – scare people about having this woefully inexperienced, no foreign policy/national security/right-wing christia wing-nut a heartbeat away …… bang away at McCain’s age making this unusually significant …. I think people should be replicating some of the not-so-pleasant viral email campaigns that were used against [Obama].”
As for the Americans who gobbled up the lies about Sarah Palin, who willfully ignored actual facts and ran with the hysteria we now know for a fact was contrived behind the scenes by leftist wackjobs. . . well, you know what? I’m just as angry at them as I am at these unethical, mean-spirited goons. Millions threw logic and reason to the winds and allowed themselves to be puppets on the strings of liars. Two words: personal responsibility.