Sunday, December 5, 2010

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: Sarah Palin Is Generally Ignorant and Wrong

It seems as if every week some mainstream media outlet publishes an article with the redundant title "Sarah Palin Is Wrong..." The latest version of this tired story, an op-ed written by Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, appears in today's Washington Post: "Sarah Palin Is Wrong About John F. Kennedy, Religion and Politics." Last week, Richard Cohen of the Washington Post stated the obvious in his article: "Attack on Michelle Obama Shows Palin's Ignorance of History."

Earth to Cohen and other commentators who are eerily attracted to the loser VP candidate, half-term Alaska governor, and former mayor of Wasilla: Palin is generally ignorant and wrong. Palin's rookie status partially explains her atrocious performance on the campaign trail in 2008. Nonetheless, it has become abundantly clear that her gross lack of intelligence was the leading cause of her ineptness. Even many Republicans acknowledge this. So, perhaps the media and liberals should discard their bizarre fascination with Palin.

Charles Blow, a columnist for the New York Times, shares my Palin exhaustion. He tells the political left and "liberal" media to "get over" Palin. He also suggests that they probably continue to write about her in part to drive traffic to their websites (today's Washington Post op-ed already has over 1200 reader comments):
Yes, she’s about as sharp as a wet balloon, but we already know that. How much more time and energy must be devoted to dissecting that? How is this constructive, or even instructive at this point? What purpose does it serve other than inflaming passions to drive viewership and Web clicks?
Blow has the right idea. The public already knows that Palin is an idiot. At this point, those who do not know agree will never think otherwise. Let it go.

6 comments:

AngelaD said...

I so agree! She doesn't deserve all of this attention. It doesn't do anything but keep her in the limelight and fire up her base. Ignore her!

dman said...

After reading your dopey tirade about Palin, she's Ignorant,Wrong,Inept,Lacks Intelligence,Sharp as a wet Balloon,Idiot. I hope I didn't miss anything. While I am not a big fan of the Wasilla Mayor, I do find the left's obsession with her a truly amazing gift to those of us on the right. Keep up the good work, maybe we can pick up a few more seats in Congress, take the Senate, and have the Presidency in one more election cycle. Don't change a thing...

Josh Painter said...

Please, please continue your personal attacks on Sarah Palin, liberals. Thanks partly to your sneering, condescending trashing of Gov. Palin and middle America, liberalism is in rapid decline. Your ranks now number less than half of those Americans who view themselves as conservative because you are turning off independents who are running away from you as fast as they can, right into the open arms of conservatives. Why no go for one quarter? You know you can do it. Ramp it up!

- JP

Darren Lenard Hutchinson said...

Dman: Obviously you missed the point of the article. You probably didn't read it all -- or perhaps you are the one who's dopey.

Josh: You probably didn't read the article either. Great.....

PS: Palin actually caused the GOP to lose Senate seats, dman.

Tami said...

Exactly. How is the fact that Sarah Palin isn't the brightest nor the sharpest crayon in our box news? Yawn.

liberal dissent said...

Palin is the last gasp of the American red state right. Demographically they are declining, and as the tea party crowd ages and eventually dies their children and grandchildren, growing up in a severe recession, will trend leftwards. In their rage they've chosen Palin as their savior, but she's just going to become less and less relevant on the national stage.

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