Friday, September 12, 2008

They must break Sarah Palin

Charles Krauthammer begins his column today:

The Democrats are in a panic. In a presidential race that is impossible to lose, they are behind. Obama devotees are frantically giving advice. Tom Friedman tells him to "start slamming down some phones." Camille Paglia suggests, "be boring!" (What about bringing back Michelle Obama to tell us again America's "a downright mean country?" - - JinC)

Meanwhile, a posse of Democratic lawyers, mainstream reporters, lefty bloggers and various other Obamaphiles are scouring the vast tundra of Alaska for something, anything, to bring down Sarah Palin: her daughter's pregnancy, her ex-brother-in-law problem, her $60 per diem, and now her religion. (CNN reports -- news flash! -- that she apparently has never spoken in tongues.) Not since Henry II asked if no one would rid him of his turbulent priest, have so many so urgently volunteered for duty.
The current gang of Dems and media volunteers “for duty” are not unlike Henry's knights who so willing stabbed Thomas Becket in the back because he threatened Henry’s throne.

Obama’s courtiers know they must break Sarah Palin or very likely lose the election.

So we see the angry, energized, “tell any lie; promote any smear” attempts to assassinate her character and destroy her public career.

Krauthammer's entire column's here.

Hat tip: BN


Anonymous said...

When you live by fads, you die by them. They don't last.

Yesterday, Obama was the candidate of the cool people. Now, he is the candidate of the Kool Aid people.

Obama is the Pet Rock or Mood Ring of 2008.

Of course, there is a lesson here for Palin. She needs to show substance before she becomes another former Flavor of the Week.

Anonymous said...

I've been reading Krauthammer columns since we went into Iraq and for only the second time (the other was when he recommended the movie 'Sideways') I find myself in disagreement.

In particular statements and his overall tone, I interpret his underlying feelng as Palin is simply not qualified to be VP.

In this article, it was at the end when he writes:

"And in the celebrity game, novelty is trump. With her narrative, her persona, her charisma carrying the McCain campaign to places it has never been and by all logic has not right to be, she's pulling an Obama."

I normally bow to Krauthammer's knowledge and wisdom, but in this case I believe he is wrong.

Palin is nothing like Obama. She is not a celebrity, quite the contrary she is just one of us (ie a normal American).

I believe Palin is an ordinary American who has done (and will do) extraordinary things.

Anonymous said...

Gravel refuses to bow to the pressure and leading questions against Palin in this interview, and when he disrespects Obama they try and cut him off. Priceless!

"Former Democratic Senator from Alaska and 2008 Presidential candidate Mike Gravel, interviewed by Mitch Jeserich, Sonali Kolhatkar, and Larry Bensky on Sarah Palin, John McCain's VP pick. (Sep 1st, 2008)"

Anonymous said...

John -

Ditto to anonymous at 3:28 PM.

Jack in Silver Spring