The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Not Just ‘Yes,’ But ‘Hell, Yes!’

Posted on | November 28, 2010 | 16 Comments

Addressing the subject of “The Weekly Sarah Palin Segment,” my friend Professor William Jacobson tops me:

I have 93 posts (94 with this one) in my Palin tag, most of which are devoted to responding to Palin Derangement Syndrome. . . .
They make up tales about Palin’s childhood health care, whether she had a boob job, make jokes about her giving hand jobs, claim she “rolled her eyes” when told someone was a teacher, examine the color of her bracelet to claim she dishonored war dead, falsely claim she advocated war with Iran, distort polling about her, attack her intelligence, berate her for recommending followers read a Thomas Sowell column, move next door to her to snoop on her, go after a blogger who defends her on MSNBC, claim her success is because men are aroused by her, go nuts because of her (first) book tour including counting the number of non-white people in crowds, blame her for a turkey farmer’s problems, suggest she contributed to a swine flu outbreak in Alaska, turn her into a pin-up girl for a news magazine, misrepresent her comment about “death panels,” claim she is “too sexy” to be a national politician, concoct the hoax that she didn’t know Africa was a continent, and hang her in effigy — and I post on it.

He’s exactly right. He’s also exactly right that conservatives defend Sarah Palin “not because of who Palin is, but who the Palin haters are.” We hate the haters. And then the professor swings the hammer with such accuracy as to split atoms in the nail:

But as I reflect back on the past two plus years since Palin’s nomination, I’m wondering if an all-out, knock-down, drag-out fight with the Palin haters is just what this country needs most, not least.

Read the whole thing and — Governor Palin, if you’re reading this — hire Professor Jacobson for your campaign team.

UPDATE: A Memeorandum thread, and this headline caught my attention:

McCain compares Sarah Palin to Ronald Reagan 

It was that other guy.


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