Sarah Palin is trying to build a national reputation as a future leader for the Republican Party by creating conflicts with media people about trivia. First there was her highly publicized tussle with David Letterman about a joke about the alleged promiscuity of her daughters. The CW is that Palin won that fight to which I say "ooo....big shot..."
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Now, Palin is picking a fight with a blogger up in Alaska for doctoring a photo of Palin holding Trig or whatever his name is. In the doctored photo, Trig's face has been replaced with the face of a conservative radio talk guy in Alaska. The obvious target of the doctored photo is the close relationship between the radio mouth piece and the Governor. So what is Sarah Palin's response? "Recently we learned of a malicious desecration of a photo of the Governor and baby Trig that has become an iconic representation of a mother's love for a special needs child. The mere idea of someone doctoring the photo of a special needs child is appalling."
I'll tell you what is appalling, Palin's shameless willingness to use her special needs child as a prop at political campaign events like the RNC and then try to deflect what is obviously a direct attack at her and her political allies by inventing this BS about the sacredness of photos of special needs children. I use the word "sacredness" intentionally. Notice in Palin's statement, that the "iconic" photo was "desecrated."
I sincerely hope that people will realize that whenever Palin thinks she has a "win" on something like the Letterman tiff, she always takes a step too far. This kind of thing is what I think about when people say that Palin is some genius politician. She's not. This transparent nonsense fight with a blogger in Alaska is case in point. It might play well with people who already like her but anyone who is trying to make up their mind about her will see this for what it is, shameless grand standing.
Posted by Raised By Republicans at 7:38 AM