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    Palin Eye Roll Derangement Syndrome

    Palin Eye Roll Derangement Syndrome

    Palin Derangement Syndrome sufferers prove, once again, that they are flat out crazy.

    These deranged people now are creating a fauxtroversy over whether Sarah Palin — when contronted with a protester who identified herself as a teacher — rolled her eyes.


    Even Politico, proving that it too leaves no eye rolling unturned, describes the encounter as such:

    “What do you do here?” Palin asked.

    “I’m a teacher,” Gustafson responded, to which Palin appears to roll her eyes.

    Here is part of Palin’s response:

    The LSM has now decided to use this brief encounter for another one of their spin operations. They claim I – wait for it – “appear to roll my eyes” when the lady tells me she’s a teacher. Yes, it’s come to this: the media is now trying to turn my eyebrow movements into story lines. (Maybe that’s why Botox is all the rage – if you can’t move your eyebrows, your “eye rolling” can’t be misinterpreted!) If they had checked their facts first, they would have known that I come from a family of teachers; my grandparents were teachers, my father was a teacher, my brother is a teacher, my sister works in Special Needs classrooms, my aunt is a school nurse, my mom worked as a school secretary for much of her professional life, we all volunteer in classrooms, etc., etc., etc. Given that family history, how likely is it that I would “roll my eyes” at someone telling me that they too work in that honorable profession? Stay classy, LSM.

    This really is a shame, because the argument over whether Palin rolled her eyes obscures the really pressing questions:

    What type of bracelet was Palin wearing?

    Did Palin look busty in the video? and

    Were any animals killed in the filming?

    See you in November. And please, when the election results come in, don’t roll your eyes.


    Update: Taylor Marsh, who has a Ph.D. in eye rolling, analyzes the situation with the utmost seriousness:

    What does Sarah Palin have against teachers? This might sound like snark, but it isn’t. I truly have no idea why any politician or political spokesperson would role his or her eyes at hearing that’s someone’s job.

    And you know, the worst thing about the whole thing is that, according to CNN, Palin response to viral video raises brows. First the eye roll, now the brow lift.

    Update 8-10-2010: Looks like the protester was doing this as a stunt for her radio show, and may not even be a teacher.

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    People see what they want to see, I guess… Best to see the video and judge for oneself, rather than taking any blogger's word for what is/isn't in it, regarding attitudes and eye rolls…

    The most disturbing thing to me is the bloggers who're now digging into the woman's whole life (which is bad enough) and "reporting" every dang scrap they think they may've found, maybe, rather than getting the story down cold, one way or the other.

    Singer in a trannie band? Please…

    The woman's a teacher or she isn't. Rather than all of the increasingly meaningless updates at MacsMind–being echoed throughout right wngnuttia as fact, rather than the latest bit of gossip, all too often–it'd be good if MacsMind got the facts, THEN posted the story for the rest to regurgitate. I'm just sayin'…

    (I do give Jacobson props for including the words "may not be" in his update. "Gateway" Hoft and a few others I've seen couldn't be bothered to hedge in the slightest, and I won't be at all surprised to see that kinda rush to judgement biting 'em in the ass… again.)

    Gee, I wonder why a conservative would mistrust a teacher, when teachers have an invincible sense of entitlement to high pay, and teacher's unions are one of the big Democrat constituencies.

    She looked like a jerk. That's all. I'm sure she has the utmost respect for teachers, since some of her family are but it did look like a contemptuous reaction. To promote the fauxtroversy is somewhat illegitimate, however, as you are further covering her body language.

    It is the kind of look that might say "I kinda guessed it"…. In other words what I am saying is the look was not one of contempt but more like a conspiratorial knowing wink to Bristol… certainly nothing to get one's knickers in a knot.

    Anyway we are having more fun in Australia. The General election is on 21st August… I am hoping that we will kick out the backstabbing watermelon (green on the outside and red on the inside) Julia-the-Red (as in Marxist) Gillard.

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