Friday, 29 May 2009
Sarah Palin, guns, knives and misplaced worship
It looks like some Sarah Palin supporters manage to alienate other supporters with their hero worship. I received another gem from The Messenger, our Team Sarah insider.
In order to have some background, this is from an NRA related blog:
Recently, NRA has released some of the names of top invited speakers for the Celebration of American Values Leadership Forum scheduled for the afternoon of Friday, May 15.
(Photos of 12 likely speakers, NOT including Sarah Palin)
1) Posts spamming this page in support of Sarah Palin are being flagged as spam. One comment was fine, but when you use this event planning page to advance your personal political agenda, I will remove your comments.
And for the guy who believes Sarah Palin is a deity, please seek help.
2) I have no idea why the Sarah people are spamming you. The NRA is going to present her with a commemorative “Alaska Statehood” M-16 (iirc), according to reports that I’ve heard, at an upcoming NRA confab. Apparently, this particular appearance by Palin is already set up.
3) That is true. In fact, this very website has a specific page dedicated to the fact that Palin is receiving the highest ILA award. However, her followers from one website in particular keep trying to use this comments section to bitch and moan about why she isn’t included in the list of generic speeches. Apparently all context is lost on them, and they keep tying it back to advancing their own personal political causes which is why they haven’t been approved.
However, they keep emailing the link around so I still can’t put up a poll with her name on it. The folks who started the mess created some kind of a system to keep choosing her name, casting two votes a minute for about an hour before I put a stop to it. (It’s not grassroots power when the IP is identical. A whopping 10 IP addresses cast about 250 votes after they started promoting it.)
Sarah Palin didn't attend the NRA banquet, but around that time, Team Sarah had an NRA themed thread with a charming photo of the governor. One of the comments:
wow, David, who know Sarah was so Buff???
Meanwhile, on a knife enthusiast blog, I found this:
Governor Palin is amazing.
Gov. Palin was in Austin Tx to give a speech. Her Labor pains began just as was introduced to speak, She spoke for and hour and half and then took a Limo to the airport. Just after take-off her water broke !!!
The pilot flew fast back to Juneau and when Governor Palin arrived in Alaska 6 hours later, she got into her car to drive home.
On the way home she saw a Moose, she pulled over, hunted it down and shot the Moose stone dead. Then she pulled out a 9 inch hunting knife, gutted the Moose and made Mooseburgers for dinner.
Then she got back into her car, stopped to chat with the Postman and the FINALLY - she got to the hospital and had the Baby !!!
I just love Governor Sarah Palin !!!
Not even a knife fanatic GUY manages to buy the wild ride story...