I was right. The Left is scared to death. Every imaginable attack, and a few that might otherwise be inconceivable are being waged against Governor Palin. Honestly, it seems like an awful lot of fuss for someone who was dismissed as a "bad choice", and "a small town mayor". I guess the Left's strategists never heard "When your enemy makes a mistake, get out of his way." Either that, or they don't believe their own propaganda. I don't know whether to be impressed at the effort or disgusted by the methods that the Left is leveling at her right now. Awww, Hell. I'll take both for $2000, Alex.
Let's start with the sisters of Heart, who decided that having their song identified with the most electrifying woman politician in this country since Jeanette Rankin was something to be offended by.
Sarah Palin’s views and values in NO WAY represent us as American women. We ask that our song ‘Barracuda’ no longer be used to promote her image. The song ‘Barracuda’ was written in the late 70s as a scathing rant against the soulless, corporate nature of the music business, particularly for women. While Heart did not and would not authorize the use of their song at the RNC, there’s irony in Republican strategists’ choice to make use of it there.
Of course, they ostensibly have a right say to how their product is used, but I wonder if they think it will rehabilitate their careers, or if they are more of the "Feminists, but only for women of the right political persuasion" type. [H/T to Dirty Harry's Place]
Dr. Rusty at the Jawa Report introduces us to the basest form of "political speech" it has ever been my misfortune to witness. The person or persons behind it better pray that they never run into myself, or any other parent in a dark alley.
The Greg Knapp Experience compiles the top five sexist attacks on Governor Palin.
A CNN bubblehead tries to make her name by declaring she is with Stupid. You would think a working woman might, just might, give some thought to what she is trying to take away from herself. After all, she is one of the journalistic intelligentsia. [H/T again to Dirty Harry]
And apparently NARAL and Planned Parenthood are so scared of a potential VICE PRESIDENT that they have decided to fund a 30 Million Dollar Campaign against her. 30 Million Dollars! Against someone who isn't on the top of the ticket! That is FEAR. FEAR of a woman with a career and children? FEAR of a culture of life? FEAR of losing their profitable eugenics program? This one will be a "Get you popcorn!" fight. [H/T Stephanie,commenter at Dirty Harry's Place] After the attack ads start, I think the perfect response is a short rebuttal that goes like this: The scene opens with the Sarah somewhere on the campaign trail, and maybe kissing one of her kids before sending them off to play/do homework/something similar, then she looks at the camera, smiles, and says "Unless you have been in a coma, and have no idea who I am, I am Governor Sarah Palin. I am the Governor of Alaska, and recently, John McCain nominated me as his running mate in the race for the White House.*at this point, we see an aide enter the frame and say something about a change in plan and John needs her to make an appearance in Columbus, with her nodding in agreement, and then making eye contact with the camera again.* After I was chosen, the Democrats and their lapdogs in the press tried every means they could to convince the American people that I have no important or relevant experience and I was a bad choice. Yet Planned Parenthood and NARAL recently decided to start a smear campaign funded with 30 Million dollars of their own money. *At this point we hear a crying Trig, and she reaches out to hold him. Upon placing him on her shoulder, and gently rubbing his back, he immediately stops crying, and she looks back at the camera* 30 Million Dollars? Can you believe it? I guess killing babies is good business." *fade to black.
I was listening to the mighty Hugh Hewitt on the way home this evening. He was reporting that Bill Maher was going to make a joke tonight on his HBO cable show in which he referred to the Governor as the Stewardess. Simply.Epitiomizing.Class. Time was, I enjoyed the original 'Politically Incorrect" when it was on Comedy Central, but it really had more to do with the strange mixed up panels that he used to get, than it did his sparkling wit. Sweet justice would be his inability to pay an escort to spend time with him, let alone actually score a date any time in the next decade.
The Oprah meltdown has been entertaining also. Again, her show, so she can pick the content, but it doesn't ring true when a 'model' career woman refuses to interview someone of the governor's calibre. I'm not sure if she just didn't like the idea of interviewing a guest stronger and more engaging than herself, or she just doesn't want her chosen candidate shown to be lacking when compared to the VP candidate of the other party. Either way, the backlash on her site from the former faithful has been a thing of beauty. She's thrown herself under the bus for Obama.
And speaking of Obama, what was The Anointed One Himself(TM) up to today? Trying to paint himself as a sympathetic figure, of course. The Racism Card. It is never too stale or too inappropriate to play. Especially when it is all you have:
"And I know that the temptation is to say, 'You know what? …The guy hasn’t been there that long in Washington.,' You know, 'he’s got funny name,' You know, 'we’re not sure about him,'" Obama continued. "And that’s what the Republicans, when they say, 'This isn’t about issues, it’s about personalities,' what they’re really saying is, 'We’re going to try to scare people about Barack. So we’re going to say that you know, maybe he’s got Muslim connections or we’re going to say that, you know, he hangs out with radicals or he’s not patriotic.'
Vicitmhood. Its the Chicago Way. Maybe if he is really lucky, his wife can spare him an aspirin.