Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Pass the Haterade, Palin Wrote a Book

At the very mention of Sarah Palin's name some people get the vapors.

As David Harsanyi points out you don't have to be a supporter of a Palin presidential run to think the Sarah Palin haters (Andrew Sullivan, Thomas Frank, Maureen Dowd, et al) have issues. They are trashing her autobiography "Going Rogue" with unmitigated glee.

For this bunch it is required to hate Palin in order to be considered cool. Call it "Going Vogue."

UPDATE: WaPo's Richard Cohen joins the club. Make that an institute.
Finally, the Institute for the Study of Sarah Palin will mull what she represents. She has a phenomenal favorability rating among Republicans -- 76 percent -- who have a quite irrational belief that she would not make such a bad president. What they mean is that she will act out their resentments -- take an ax to the people and institutions they hate. The Palin Movement is fueled by high-octane bile and it is worth watching and studying for these reasons alone.
High-octane bile, as opposed to the Anti-Palin Movement which is fueled by love, sweetness and light.

3 Comments:

Blogger A Nonymous said...

Gil-
Are you saying that you think she qualified to be President? Seriously?

Are you denying that every fact-check of her book has shown it to be filled with lies, distortions and direct contradictions to her own previous assertions and documented timelines? Are you unaware that she was the cause of McCain's defeat?

Do you realize that Dems would love to have her run in 2012 and put the final nail in the conservative coffin?

She's a bottle of nitroglycerin looking for an earthquake.

The Dems don't hate her. How could you hate a clown?

November 18, 2009 at 12:12 PM 
Blogger steve mcdonald said...

can I officially state that Hillary Clinton was "whoring out" her daughter in the election last year? Seems fair to state so...

November 18, 2009 at 12:40 PM 
Blogger Bob Bohne said...

Gil - Whtas with the use of the word "hate" when we talk of Palin?
I can't seriously think of anyone, with maybe the exception of some folks from the McCain campaign, that "hate" Palin. We might find her amusing, a bit self serving, slightly ditsy, but hate her? No way. I have a theory. The real hate mongers on the right, the one's that show up at rallies carrying guns, that compare Obama to a nazi, etc., need to create a boogie man to scare other people into thinking like them. And so they try to convince others that the folks on the left are the real hate mongers. Sadly enough, sometimes it works. Harsanyi is proof of that.

November 22, 2009 at 3:38 PM 

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