Lets take a Sarah Palin media quiz…

Posted: December 3, 2009 by datechguy in Uncategorized
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There were two interesting Sarah Palin stories that took place today:

The First was contained in a clip from a Radio interview where she says this:

Q: Would you make the birth certificate an issue if you ran?

A: I think the public, rightfully, is still making it an issue. I don’t have a problem with that. I don’t know if I would have to bother to make it an issue ’cause I think there are enough members of the electorate who still want answers.

and the Second is a facebook post on Copenhagen where she says this:

Policy decisions require real science and real solutions, not junk science and doomsday scare tactics pushed by an environmental priesthood that capitalizes on the public’s worry and makes them feel that owning an SUV is a “sin” against the planet. In his inaugural address, President Obama declared his intention to “restore science to its rightful place.” Boycotting Copenhagen while this scandal is thoroughly investigated would send a strong message that the United States government will not be a party to fraudulent scientific practices. Saying no to Copenhagen and cap and tax are first steps in “restoring science to its rightful place.”

Which one do you think the media is going to focus on and which one do you think they will ignore?

All pols make mistakes and I suspect Palin’s unartful answer is going to be a weapon used against her. One could easily say that all she means is: It’s not an issue for her but the public has a right to know and ask if they wish to. If that is what she meant to say it wouldn’t be a bad idea to get that out pretty quickly. The real danger of this is the birthers jumping all over it, any retreat will annoy the most fanatical of them, but conspiracy theorists are easily annoyed anyways.

There is no way that the left will not jump all over this and the media desperately needs to keep the subject off of the many things that are big trouble for this president and the democratic congress. However the media has cried wolf so much and has thrown so much phony dirt at her that her fans are unlikely to pay any attention. That is the fruit of shoddy reporting.

If I’m a member of team Palin I do the following: If When the press refuses to take her explanation I would hit back at once saying: “Of course youthey don’t, this is the same press that pushed all those phony ethics complaints the latest of which has just been dismissed like all the others. I note the press isn’t reporting that for some reason.

Governor Palin has been subjected to 24 ethics complaints, several lawsuits, and dozens and dozens of public information act requests, few of which raised even a scintilla of a good faith issue, and most of which were simply done to garner a headline or promote opposition research for political gain.

Recently we learned that two more ethics complaints against Governor Palin have been dismissed—complaints that were filed after the Governor announced her plans to step down. One complaint asserted that it was unethical for the state to follow its own per diem regulations and pay per diem to the Governor as set forth by law. Of course, the complainant conveniently overlooked that the Governor and her family received less per diem than they were entitled to under State law—why let such details stand in the way of an ethics complaint? The other complaint that was dismissed asserted that the Governor, through me, supposedly violated the constitution because we informed a person who falsely implied that the Governor was “under investigation” by the FBI, that such statements are defamatory.

Every time they try to ask the “birth certificate” question I would counter with the News the media is unwilling to report. In fact I’d even consider putting the governor out there to do it herself. I think she is much brighter than a lot of these people, particularly in a quick interview format. For example if Morning Joe covered it in the 6 a.m hour I would have her call in before the 8:00 hour and offer a Q & A, but ONLY if they take her right now since she has “limited time”. If they take her then they have to think on their feet, while she is prepared, if they refuse her then THAT is the story.

Hey but what do I know, I’m just the fat bald guy on the couch.

Update: What a typo, egg on my face there. Thanks Milhoose for catching it. I have a bad habit of hitting post too soon.

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  2. Milhoose says:

    “Of course you they don’t…”

    Well, it certainly SOUNDS like something she’d say, so you may be right.

    One question you should, but likely will not, ask yourself is, “Besides Andrew Sullivan, who is actually asking about Trig’s birth certificate?” Other than in instances where Sullivan, or Palin herself, has introduced this nontroversy into a given conversation, I have seen no one in the media even grant the Trig birth certificate issue a cursory nod. Outside of the brief period after Sullivan initially raised it, naturally.

    No clear thinking person is giving either nontroversy any actual concern or thought. They are both non-stories promoted on both sides (i.e. each has its own proponent/defender base) by people with few better pursuits to aim their attention at.

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