....and that's not necessarily a bad thing. The more hatred is thrown at her, the more curious people get, and the more they realize the type of smear job is being perpetrated by the Democratic party and their hand puppets in the MSM.
I’m stunned - couldn’t the Republican Party find one competent female with adult children to run for Vice President with McCain? I realize his advisors probably didn’t want a “mature” woman, as the Democrats keep harping on his age. But really, what kind of role model is a woman whose fifth child was recently born with a serious issue, Down Syndrome, and then goes back to the job of Governor within days of the birth?
Hmm...why not ask Joe Biden, whose wife was killed in a car accident that left his two sons seriously injured and motherless, yet was "...persuaded not to resign in order to care for them"?
But really, who are we fooling here? The Boston Herald informs us that a woman's candidacy is not about her qualifications, it's about her looks:
With her long, straight, often pinned-up locks, Palin looks one humid day away from fronting a Kiss cover band.
“It’s about 20 years out of date,” said Boston stylist Mario Russo of the Alaska governor’s ’do. “Which goes to show how off she might be on current events.”
The Dallas Morning News is on board:
Who the heck told her to wear something that low cut? Does that really say "conservative?"
Then I noticed that it wasn't really cleavage, it was a poorly placed nude-colored stripe at the top of her dress. Other people across the blogosphere thought she was giving away the farm, too, so I'm not alone.
Nice excuse - I guess because everyone else jumped off the bridge, you are vindicated for doing the same. Personal and professional responsibility at its best...
The New York Daily News, abandoning its once middle-ground position and shifting harder and harder to the left, puts her picture and headline on today's front page screaming "Selling Sarah: Country Split on Her Credentials ".
While trumpeting the poll that claims only 42% say she is ready to lead, they bury deeper in the article results that show " 50% - have a favorable first impression of the moose-hunting governor of Alaska, compared with 37% who view he runfavorably. "
'Cause that's not the story they want out there.
They have also been kind enough to provided us with a Sarah Palin Scandal Watch, in order to keep us abreast of the latest lies cooked up by the rabid dogs of the liberal blogosphere -lies which they are eager to reprint and rehash, of course. And that page about the Barack Obama/Bill Ayers connection? Gee, it must have expired...
And the News' selection of "Letters to the Editor" today was practically Times-like in its choir of "amens" - 9 anti-Republican/anti-Palin letters, and zero letters of support.
Guess they need to put lie to that 50% approval rating....well, what else would you expect from a newspaper that moves New York's most-loathed sports columnist to the front pages to help out in the attack? Listen to how local boob Mike Lupica first describes the Palin pick:
....the people who have hijacked the last couple of presidential campaigns and have now clearly hijacked John McCain as well show how desperate the times are for them by selecting Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska as McCain's running mate, someone McCain knew about as well as an online date.
McCain isn't being some kind of edgy, independent maverick here. Are you kidding? The whole thing is cynical and transparent and even sad. McCain looks bought and paid for by the same elements of his party that he is supposed to be running against as much as he runs against Obama. He uses Gov. Palin and lets his party use him at the same time. The polling on Obama must have them more scared than the new hurricane.
Ah, look at those polls lately, Lupica? Nah, it's that whole "pesky facts" issue again that the Daily News is trying to steer clear of. Lupica's close gives it away, as he vents West-of-the Hudson bile and ascribes to the Republicans his (and his employer's) true feeling about the American public:
I am in a taxi yesterday and the driver, a young African-American student, is listening to Gov. Pawlenty and Tom Brokaw on "Meet the Press," listening to Pawlenty talk about what a "maverick" McCain still is by picking Palin from Alaska, or maybe the moon.
"They still think enough of the country is stupid," the kid said.
The Republicans do, and why not? It's been working for them.
And check out this site - Sarah Palin Sexism Watch - good clearinghouse for victims of Palin Derangement Syndrome....