Monday, September 01, 2008

Well, There Went the Funvangelical Vote

Will the Far Right She Just Brought Back to Fold Stay or Stray?

I sense another media field day coming regarding Sarah Palin, although perhaps not in the way that occurred last week. And I'm not going to make a big deal out of it, because, frankly it is a non-issue to me. The question is, will the rabidly judgmental, stick-their-noses-in-the-personal-business-of-others, right-wing funvangelicals treat her the way they would have treated another candidate, [cough] a Democrat for example, or will they grant her a pass because of her conservative credentials?

Sarah Palin announced that her 17 year-old daughter is pregnant; she also announced that her daughter will marry the father. Apparently, the announcement came about to put to rest any rumors that the child that the Governor recently had was not hers but her daughter's. A couple of thought:

1) Good Christ. I'm not the biggest Palin fan, but I'm glad I took a day off reading the news, because that level of rumor mongering is what has made politics such a freaking disgusting, destructive business.

2) Life happens. Best wishes to her daughter and the health of her grandchild.

Here's hoping that the Dems and the left will not see this as an excuse to behave as badly as the right would have done had this happened to a Democratic candidate's 17 year-old daughter.


Ishmael said...

Here in Alaska I think we're used to a certain level of media (MSM, pundits and bloggers), but this is a whole new Billary, Bennifer, Bradgelina level for us. I'm not sure I like it (as I contribute to it, of course).

CabinDweller said...

Yeah, and it has been interesting to watch the Big League media start to look at her record, whether it be flip flop on the bridges, or the Walt Monegan thing, or something else.

The media in this state has been pretty milquetoast by comparison.

As for the bloggery and punditry of the larger world, there is a reason I don't watch cable. I prefer to read my news, not subject myself to the 24 cable news obsessive coverage of things.

Unfortunately, no cable means I only get to see Jon Stewart on YouTube. :)

Philip Munger said...


You sort of dwell in both worlds.

Your blogging has enriched the lore and the TRUTH about Alaska. Be proud of it, and be glad that Joe Hazelwood isn't McCain's campaign director.

Deirdre Helfferich said...


Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

She does seem to be just a wee bit, ahhhhh, vindictive. At least she's with the "right" party for that kind of behavior.