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Sarah Palin – Speech at the Tea Party – or Why Sarah Palin Causes Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Posted by politicalmonkey2010 on February 7, 2010

Sarah oh Sarah oh Sarah…have you learned nothing?  You give such fertile ground for ignorance to flourish, where should I start?  I admit it is a sick fascination I have, sorta like watching a car wreck in slow motion.

Because there is such a great deal to cover Sarah Palin will be a subject of many blog postings.

I am not sure what amazed me more during her 40 plus minutes of rhetoric…was it that she actually delivered that propaganda and was proud of it ?  Or was it more amazing that people actually applauded her for it?

Sarah was true to form, delivering simple statements that were half truths.  She relies on people taking her at her word, and you know what?  You can’t take her at her word.   Anybody remember that cute little diddy about “I sold the jet on Ebay and made a profit”  The truth is After going unsold for months, the jet was put into the hands of Turbo North Aviation, an Anchorage aircraft broker, which put an asking price of $2.45 million on the nearly $2.7 million jet. It quickly sold to Alaska businessman Larry Reynolds for $2.1 million ($31,000 of which went to Turbo Aviation). Today the Westwind II jet spends its days ushering wealthy hunters around Alaska and Russia.

Or how about that bridge to no where..you know the one where she boasted I told Congress thanks but no thanks.  Sarah, that’s not quite accurate is it?  The fact is that 10 of millions of dollars were in fact spent on the bridge, and the remaining money that was allocated for the bridge she took  it, and spent it.  Not exactly like she portrayed is it?

Or how about that biggest political lie of 2009?  Death panels!  Politifact.com lays that one right at her doorstep.  Gross distortion and outright lies on what the health care reform would or would not do.

Having said all of that, does it not amaze and awe you that this is the person chosen to deliver the keynote speech?  There is no credibility there, and I have not even mentioned those  Katie Couric interviews.

This speech was no exception, it was littered with half truths, and populist culture.   Perhaps the most disturbing thing is that she wraps herself in the flag of the USA when she delivers this propaganda.  Do not soil my country’s flag, dishonor the people who have lost their lives,  and limbs in the name of democracy with your self serving rhetoric.  This speech isn’t about how much Sarah Palin loves America, this speech is all about how much Sarah Palin loves Sarah Palin and her wallet.  Palin’s fee was $100,000 to $115,000.  She also said she would give it back.  Was there a little heat in that decision Sarah?  Why would  you even accept it to begin with if it was something you truly believed in?  I’ll believe it when I see the check returned, and I am absolutely certain that Sarah will take expenses for this event – and I bet her per diem is alot more than $200 a day.   I’d love to see that expense report.

So why does Palin make my ass twitch you ask?  Aside from the obvious, as a woman I am grossly disappointed in her.  It is one thing to believe you are “ordained by God” to take this position,  but one must also ask for the gift of discernment.  She was not ready for the position of VP,  she should have had the discernment to say thanks but no thanks.  Instead she pursued it based on ego satisfaction.  She did not have the internal fortitude to look deep and say you know what I am not ready for this now, and start gearing herself for future opportunities.  Instead she rushed thru the door with her folksy Alaska bit and discredited every woman who has ever managed to crack the glass ceiling.  She has now cast herself  in this “down to earth, moose shooting, hockey mom”.  And what is even more disturbing, is she is prostituting her family out – I recently watched Oprah where Sarah and her daughter Bristol..  This young woman was not comfortable in her role of being a spokes person about unwed motherhood or abstinence, it was evident, and yet her mother was there in essence putting words into her mouth.  And the most distasteful events involve her son Trig, this innocent child is being used to serve Sarah Palin’s ego.  She condemns Rahm Emanuel for using the word retard, yet when Rush Limbaugh uses it, Sarah is quiet.  Do you suppose that is because Rush has too many listeners and Sarah doesn’t have the balls to take him on?  She has called in to the Rush Limbaugh show at least twice…why didn’t she call in on this? She weighed the politics cost and benefit and decided it really wasn’t in her best interest. In Sarah Palin’s world nothing is sacred, nothing will come between her and publicity.  Do not confuse patriotism with ego.

Ok, time is short, tune in later for an analysis of Sarah Palin’s speech – I will start with her comment about Obama the law professor…..

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2 Responses to “Sarah Palin – Speech at the Tea Party – or Why Sarah Palin Causes Irritable Bowel Syndrome”

  1. gesvol said

    The thing is, she didn’t exactly say that she was returning the money. She said that she is the money would go right back to “the cause”. Whatever that means. Vague enough that there really isn’t any accountability there.

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