Vetting the Smears

. Wednesday, September 3

I don't get the 'logic' behind the major media smear campaign aimed at Gov. Palin, especially since most points are irrelevant to doing the job of VP. (I also don't understand using the term "vetting" to describe the party's selection process. It sounds like hiring a veterinarian to check a horse for soundness issues before purchase.) It feels like there's some major money funneled to discredit and distract attention away from the issues that really matter. Just what is it that we're being distracted from? Fred Thompson fired back his response to it all last night by saying, "Some Washington pundits and media big shots are in a frenzy over the selection of a woman who has actually governed rather than just talked a good game on the Sunday talk shows and hit the Washington cocktail circuit." Good point. I guess that's what we're not supposed to consider.

5 comments:

wildcatsthree said...

I don't get it either. I've read so many mean blog posts about rumors surrounding her and her daughter and from what I can tell there's no facts to back them up, but they run with it anyway as if it's the gospel. My husband and I have reached the conclusion the dems are very worried about this vp pick. Her speech last night was excellent! They should really be wagging their tongues today and it will be interesting to see what else they can invent about her.

Theresa Komor said...

One of the articles I read this morning said that while she was speaking last night, a plane load of reports landed in Alaska to dig up anything and everything about Sarah Palin. The 'other side' should be worried after last night's speech! The RNC was quite the comparison with the DNC. No fluff or theatrics, yet far more excitement - and substance. I now no longer feel as badly about leaning toward voting against Obama.

The Commentator said...

It's not only hypocritical but, ironically, sexist as well. It's also irrational.

No one seems to be concerned about Biden's loose lips though, huh?

Palin would have been a hero to femminist women - if she was a Stepford Wife to their world view.

Grandy said...

All I can say is...it's going to be an interesting election indeed. It definitely says something for McCain's promise to shake up Washington. It was a dramatic choice for him indeed.

Theresa Komor said...

It looks like it's shaking out to be Palin as the most popular of all of them. They can say what they want, but she is the closest to the people as anyone has ever come.