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    Does Being A Conservative Now Require That We Join In Sexualized Mocking of Conservative Women?

    Does Being A Conservative Now Require That We Join In Sexualized Mocking of Conservative Women?

    I expect cheap shots at Sarah Palin from Politico.  It’s why Politico’s news operation has lost much of its credibility with me.  Witness the photo Politico decided to run accompanying a hit piece on Palin — not exactly subtle editorializing of what barely purports to be a news story.

    But I do not expect name calling and cheap tricks from The Weekly Standard.  Yet Matt Labash of The Weekly Standard is Politico’s newest best source of anti-Palin quotes, like the one Politico splashed on its home page today:

    Here is the quote (emphasis mine):

    “The appeal of conservatism is supposed to be people taking responsibility for their own actions,” said Labash. “But if you close your eyes and listen to Palin and her most irate supporters constantly squawk or bellyache or tweet about how unfair a ride she gets from evil mustache-twirling elites and RINO saboteurs, she sounds like a professional victimologist, the flip side of any lefty grievance group leader. She’s becoming Al Sharpton, Alaska edition. The only difference being, she wears naughty-librarian glasses instead of a James Brown ‘do.”

    Naughty-librarian glasses? Real classy.  As if comparing Palin to Sharpton were not bad enough.

    Does being a conservative now require that we engage in the types of sexualized portrayals of conservative women perpetrated by the left-blogosphere? 

    What’s next, Mr. Labash, should we double-check to see if Palin had breast enlargement surgery?  That will get you quoted in Gawker, too. 

    Hey, how about some Palin “hand job” jokes at the next Weekly Standard lunch meeting, that should get a round of laughs.

    Oh, but pointing that out must make me an Al Sharpton, Rhode Island (and Ithaca) Edition, right?

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    viator | March 16, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Hey Gunnar, I agree, although she has the personality of a point man she is better of letting others take the point right now. They can make the mistakes, become the targets of the MSM, punch each other silly, meet the stringent requirements of a formal campaign, run the physical risk, be hindered by security, lose income, suffer falling poll numbers,and reveal each others weaknesses. Palin can go to India and speak to a prestigious forum. Meanwhile, Obama is doing a great job running her general election campaign for her.


    Good points all. However, I don't think Obama will be the opponent. The democrats (read Clintons?) probably have enough on him to take him down. He could surprise us and come up with a birth certificate, but I doubt it. Several states now have laws in place requiring it.

    viator | March 16, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    You may be right. Unless he does an LBJ I don't see how the Democrat Party can turn their back on the first African American President of the US.

    You two are hysterical

    Meanwhile, William "my blood runs Sarah blue" Jacobson doesn't do a post on this

    Wow, normal Republicans are running away from her…

    Tim, no is saying that if she ran, she would definitely win the nomination. It will be a dirty fight. All some people are saying is that there is no real reason not to support her, except, the lefties and msm don't like her. If that were sufficient reason, we'll be stuck with RINOs ad infinitum.

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