Friday, 7 August 2009
Sarah Palin's rainbows
The ugliness going on this past week around some right wing blogs is quite disturbing. $arah Palin talked about the politics of personal destruction. She should know. There are many casualties of personal destruction lining the path of her own political career.
We've seen recent examples of how it works: she raises the bait, then lets her supporters run the show. Letterman, Linda Kellen Biegel, Gryphen... who's next? We saw a late night joke become a major issue involving statutory rape, a silly photoshop turned into the desecration of an iconic image and a mention of a possible split between the quitter governor and her husband is now a hanging offense.
As her fans are the ones asking for people's heads, she can be all innocent, claiming to have no connections to any of these lunatics. She's the victim. Always.
While people are distracted by these hyperbolic witch hunts, not much attention is being paid to the real issues. She who farts rainbows is facing serious charges: failure to disclose gifts, quoting the wrong statute to get away with the Arctic Cat financial disclosure, an unethical "legal fund" and now allegations of bribery in connection with a court case.
Those rainbow farts don't really smell of roses, do they?