Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Media Palinfest

Lots to choose from in media reactions to Sarah Palin (in a bikini) and her knocked-up daughter Bristol:

  • Politico: "So far — and it is hard to tell what the future may hold for Palin's unexpected national candidacy — the travails of the Palin family probably seem awfully familiar to many average Americans. It is this averageness that makes her such a politically promising running mate for John McCain — and such a dangerous opponent for Democrats."
  • Howard Kurtz: "Campaign officials, expressing outrage at the questions, nonetheless concluded that Bristol's condition could no longer be kept secret after some British tabloids jumped on the allegations, such as London's Daily Mail reporting that Palin was "facing a dirty tricks campaign suggesting she was really the grandmother of her youngest son." (Dude, I'm sorry, but if any candidate for national office thinks they're going to keep a pregnant 17-year-old daughter secret, they're insane.)
  • The New Republic: Don't take Palin lightly.
  • NBC: Palin overshadowing Maverick?
  • Ace of Spades: Deeply touched by the outpouring of media concern for Sarah Palin's family.
  • Liz Trotta: Back to the kitchen, June Cleaver!

Hmmmm. Get me some coffee, hon.

1 comment:

  1. As much as Palin means little more than business as usual to me, her eclectic reality is interesting. As well, I do agree that attacks on her and her family will end up being bad for business and are in poor taste regardless. Many women who were waiting for Hillary, and would not have voted for Palin otherwise, may very well collectively be attracted to the feeding frenzy, but in protective mode rather than to share in the bounty. Most women, in America (and abroad), live failed lives. Their hopes, aspirations, and morals lay in shattered heaps at the door of reality. They honestly do feel her pain. Her attractiveness, in this case (the only one that is important really) is actually a negative on this point.

    Not my game, so I can just watch and enjoy as one of the disaffected. As well, I have no need to use innuendo, rumor, or other than facts, history, math, and real science to support my views whether I am in the game or not. It must be tough being a liberal with no real means of defending one's beliefs, candidates, or "hopes".