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I still don't get it.

Postby Sterling on Sat Jul 04, 2009 11:08 am

Well, I know that most Western media outlets lean left but that doesn't really explain to me why there have been so many vicious, personal attacks directed at Sarah Palin over the past year. That's not what necessarily caught my attention, it's also the vicious, personal attacks directed at her children, including her special-needs baby. Even though the election was eight months ago, the venom has not been even slightly diluted.
As far as her politics go, she has tended to be more towards the center than most of her contemporaries. She has shown signs of egotism and diva-like behaviour, but not especially more than many other well known politicians. Her eldest daughter had some problems, but a lot of politician's children have problems way worse. Her ethics are not much different than others, her governing style not much different. Her background as a "backwoods" type, perhaps? Mainstream media is often pretty snooty, they seem to hate country types, thinking real life only happens in cities. Or maybe just sexist? Other Republicans such as Mike Huckabee are more outspoken and extreme yet don't draw the same hatred. Perhaps they are scared somehow.
Whatever the case, I have a feeling the attacks on her will continue even after she is officially resigned.
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Re: I still don't get it.

Postby Riku on Sat Jul 04, 2009 11:43 am

I don't know much about american politics but I will say she has a weird shaped head.

And isn't her teenage daughter having a kid?
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Re: I still don't get it.

Postby Sterling on Sat Jul 04, 2009 11:49 am

Mayor Greg Nickels' son was charged with one count of conspiracy and four counts of theft stemming from a multi-state casino cheating ring.
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Re: I still don't get it.

Postby beedle on Sat Jul 04, 2009 5:40 pm

Because she caught everyone's attention and reminded them of a Paris Hilton-esque person. All in all, I'd put it down to snobbery and arrogance.

That said, I haven't read too much venom, personally.
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Re: I still don't get it.

Postby Ryudo on Sun Jul 05, 2009 1:50 am

I can't stand her just because of the simple fact in Utah no one will STFU about her and she is an idiot.

Plus she is two of the most annoying things on earth,the soccer mom combined with a ego bitch politician.

The election is over,you lost now GTFO!

Yes this sounds ignorant and all that jargin,I don't care I just want her to go away and she won't.
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Re: I still don't get it.

Postby Brotherman on Sun Jul 05, 2009 2:15 am

Ryudo wrote:I can't stand her just because of the simple fact in Utah no one will STFU about her and she is an idiot.

Plus she is two of the most annoying things on earth,the soccer mom combined with a ego bitch politician.

The election is over,you lost now GTFO!

Yes this sounds ignorant and all that jargin,I don't care I just want her to go away and she won't.
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Haha, It was the same way in that town I worked in. Once everyone saw footage of her hunting and shooting they where sold. Seriously, they where like "OMGAWD!!! SHE'S HOT AND SHE CAN SHOOT A GUN!!!"
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Re: I still don't get it.

Postby tao on Sun Jul 05, 2009 11:18 am

I think she is a fool for trying to rally support for Presidential candidacy. Because that's what she's obviously going to try to do in the next 18 months she was supposed be spend finishing her term. She is so mediocre (a typo on Reuters called her "Plain" lol) and most of the support she has is probably because her ability to shoot a gun and look hot while doing it. But because she is so mediocre I don't think she really deserves all the attacks on her. Bush wasn't so fab either and he ended up being known as a boorish meathead who never really knew why or how he ever became President. He was such a tool and Palin is a tool. Or she will be if she ever gets that far in importance.

I haven't heard much criticism at Palin yet but maybe it's because I don't really care to follow up on what anyone has to say about her. Seriously I hoped that she could have just faded away. Bush did and the world became a better place to live in; for him and for everyone else. It would have been better for her to stay out of the media's attention. It's not even political anymore. She's become a celebrity. And she's just asking for more humiliation.

Wait here I am talking about political celebrities and my governator is still running around yapping about how hard the good folks at Sacramento are working to fix the financial crisis? What will it take to get it in their heads that this crap isn't needed and they aren't needed? :argh:

Seriously, there's been an unusually large amount of bullshit happening this year. :hmm:
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