I tried just now to listen to the Diane Rehm show on NPR. Today Diane’s guests included a panel of journalists and pundits collected there to lament the sad case of how poor Sarah Palin is being attacked by the media. Poor, sad Mr. Palin, wrongly questioned by a too skeptical media (thanks, Diane), wrongly treated as an unknown quantity who instead deserves special pleading as a martyr to motherhood. Please. Are we really this stupid?
Palin is unqualified to be the President of the United States because she is inexperienced, because she believes the universe is 10,000 years old, and because her version of the United States would look very much like A Handmaid’s Tale. She is a vicious opponent of reproductive choice. She has publicly prayed for a natural gas pipeline. And did I mention she believes the planet earth is 10,000 fracking years old? She’s a pathetic joke, not a serious candidate.
Why did I say above that Palin is unqualified to be POTUS, when she’s only running for VP? Well, because McCain has had cancer multiple times, and will be the oldest person in history to be elected to the Presidency. The odds are fairly good that McCain will have another cancer in the next 4 – 8 years, resulting in his incapacitation if not his death. So, if the McCrab/Pathetic ticket is elected, the chances are pretty strong that Ms. Sarah Palin, governer of a state with fewer people in it than Detroit, believer in a giant sky faerie who created the world after the last ice age, and who prays for pipelines, will be the leader of the free world.
It’s not surprising to hear Republican mouthpieces shriek that Palin should just be left alone. They’d love nothing better than to prop up this hayseed as a serious occupier for the most powerful executive position on the face of the earth, and have everyone bend the knee. What is a continuing source of terrifying incredulity to me is that everyone seems to be going along with it. Today the GOP quislings have decided to hold their breath and not allow Palin to give interviews until the big, bad elite liberal media decide to treat Palin with proper “deference“. Seriously? At what point did she earn the right to sit above questioning? Perhaps I missed that part of the GOP’s holy anointment ritual.
The job of the media is to be skeptical, and when a major political party offers such a terrifying and embarassing person to be your Commander in Chief, even by proxy, the media should stop at nothing to expose this bizarro lady as the unbalanced lunatic she actually is.