It Came from Wasilla

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    I hope this wasn't posted, but it is excellent in depth journalism of the type you rarely see today. Buy the magazine too, support independent thought.

    'It Came from Wasilla' By Todd S. Purdum

    "...What does it say about the nature of modern American politics that a public official who often seems proud of what she does not know is not only accepted but applauded? What does her prominence say about the importance of having (or lacking) a record of achievement in public life? Why did so many skilled veterans of the Republican Party—long regarded as the more adroit team in presidential politics—keep loyally working for her election even after they privately realized she was casual about the truth and totally unfit for the vice-presidency? Perhaps most painful, how could John McCain, one of the cagiest survivors in contemporary politics—with a fine appreciation of life’s injustices and absurdities, a love for the sweep of history, and an overdeveloped sense of his own integrity and honor—ever have picked a person whose utter shortage of qualification for her proposed job all but disqualified him for his?"

    Todd S. Purdum on Sarah Palin | vanityfair.com

    read here.
    Todd S. Purdum on Sarah Palin | vanityfair.com

    ""Andrew, I watch you at these debates with no notes, no papers, and yet when asked questions, you spout off facts, figures, and policies, and I’m amazed. But then I look out into the audience and I ask myself, Does any of this really matter?"" Sarah Palin
     
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    gag!






    nasty! more nasty!
     
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    What? Another hit piece from Mr. Dee Dee Myers? Shocking I tell you, shocking!

    Look, I don't care for Sarah Palin, in fact I hope she simply retires, never to be heard from again, forever enjoying the blessings of family. That being said...

    I fear that the obsession exhibited by the left/Democrats for Mrs. Palin borders on the unhealthy. It's as though all the energy they dedicated to their Bush Derangement Syndrome is now being directed at a person who will be, in my opinion, politically inconsequential in the not too distant future.

    It's as if they are not happy unless they have a conservative/Republican to hate.
     
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    Vanity Fair.

    Says it all.
     
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    Give me a break, that works on both sides of the aisle. The Republicans HATE the Clintons, they spent 50 million dollars to find out he got a blow job. And we go after Palin and Bush because both are absolute morons and have no business in charge of anything.
     
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    Well, I guess that makes it okay then.
     
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    Look in the mirror. Sonthing about motes and specks.

    If the dems had run someone like her, the right would have been even worse.
     
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    I don't need to look in the mirror, I am not a Republican nor am I a Democrat.
     
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    The obsession with Palin on both sides is disturbing.

    If such a weak Hack as Palin can cause so much calamity, we truely are in trouble. It's like Spiro Agnew in drag.
     
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    The difference being that Clinton was on trial for sexual harassment, and convicted of lying under oath about his propensity to use his power to coerce vulnerable women into having sex with him.

    Little different than making things up out of whole cloth, which is what the dems have done to Palin.
     

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