Sarah Palin’s downward spiral picks up speed.

September 13, 2008 | By | 8 Replies More

Andrew Sullivan is saying it like it is and he is thus getting pummeled by many conservatives.  But the conservative press nonetheless refuses to acknowledge and discuss Sarah Palin’s lies:

[N]o one at the Corner has the intellectual honesty to discuss the lies that the McCain camp has been putting out: specifically the lie that Obama funded sex education for kindergartners, the lie that Sarah Palin initially opposed the Bridge To Nowhere, the lie that she never requested earmarks for Alaska as governor, the lie that Palin visited the battlefield in Iraq, the lie that she didn’t use her public office to persecute a former relative, and on and on. You will read nothing about these glaring lies in the public record at National Review. But you will learn that I am insane.

Palin is simply asking the responsible media to take her out at the knees.   Here’s her latest lie on the bridge to nowhere.   And here’s the latest lie on America’s energy crisis–she disavows that there is an energy crisis and claims that Alaska will come to America’s rescue.  Pure garbage.   She claims to be an energy expert but on the topic of energy she seems to know no more than a random person found in a pub.

As I’ve posted before, EIA estimates that about 10.4 billion barrels of oil can be recovered from ANWR, just over a year of American consumption. Saudi Arabia alone has about 260 billion barrels of proven oil reserves.  Here’s that story.

And here comes the NYT with a comprehensive article on Palin’s Personal Vendettas, Censorship, Cronyism, Secrecy And Lying.

There is more concern about Palin piling up by the minute.   I think she’s peaked and she’s about to become a laughing stock (along with McCain).  The corporate media is quite willing to play along and pretend it doesn’t know many things, but everyone, even the media, hates arrogant hypocrisy.  The atmosphere is one of ravenous competition now.  Pigs get fat and hogs get slaughtered–even hogs with lipstick.  The media are actually competing with each other to break new stories about Palin’s disturbing actions as a government official. Many news reporters are now refusing to serve as stenographers for the RNC.

And just because we’ve moved on to Palin’s deficits as a government official, don’t think anyone has forgotten how out-of-control her family is.  The stories are cropping up everywhere (for instance, here). And don’t forget that there is a LOT we don’t yet know about Todd, Sarah’s husband, who seems to have run amok in Alaskan politics.

Hey, lady.  Don’t you dare preach to me that you will dictate how I should run my life when your own family has been desperately cleaned up only for the cameras, when you are afraid to talk candidly to the media and when your credibility is zilch.

We don’t need you, Sarah Palin.  We already have a massively dysfunctional White House.

Epilogue:  Michael Seitzman offers this advice for those who loved Sarah Palin’s recent interview with Charlie Gibson:

Stop voting for people you want to have a beer with. Stop voting for folksy. Stop voting for people who remind you of your neighbor. Stop voting for the ideologically intransigent, the staggeringly ignorant, and the blazingly incompetent.

Vote for someone smarter than you. Vote for someone who inspires you. Vote for someone who has not only traveled the world but who has also shown a deep understanding and compassion for it. The stakes are real and they’re terrifyingly high. This election matters. It matters. It really matters. Let me say that one more time. This. Really. Matters.


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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. I think you guys should try to look for a way now how to get rid of Sarah Palin. Everybody with some brain knows she is a ridiculous choice for VP, nevertheless, she has a huge group of supporters. The video with Charles Gibbons was more than enough proof of her incompetence, but I would be able to post dozens of comments from people who believe she did fabulous in this interview and Gibbons was sexist and mean.

    Obviously some people have huge chips on their shoulder and anybody with a university degree is a threat to their ego. What happened that an educated and intelligent person like Obama is considered to be an elitist while Palin is hailed for her personal values? I wonder how many of them have a university degree. Has obtaining a university degree become something out of reach for the average middle-class American, making them feel intellectually inferior to anybody who has a more advanced level of education? Are they just oversensitive? I mean, obviously the need for having a leader who does not look down at them and their lifestyle is clouding their judgment. It must be a strong need.

    I think a lot of people look at Obama and do have a strong feeling that he is not one of them. He looks too smooth, rich and educated. He is seen too often in nice shiny suits. He looks as if the problems of the small people are a theory he has gone through at school. I don't think coming with objective reasons and rationality is going to change anything. The McCain/Palin supporters are driven by irrational emotions, Bush voters have been driven by irrational emotions. Telling them over and over that for this and that reason they are moronic morons and Palin a bad choice is useless. It didn't work with Bush and it's not going to work with Palin. I think the Democrats should work on the emotional component of their campaign. They are intellectualizing too much and the hockey mom is getting bored.

    By the way, I find it scary that every candidate, whether from the Democrats or the Republicans is so rich. I don't think people really want that kind of rich dynasty leadership à la Kennedy anymore, but since they can only choose between nice rich buddy (Bush, McCain) and rich intellectual (Obama, Clinton) they will go for the former, that's less frightening and damaging to your ego. These guys won't challenge your stupidity and irrational contradictory beliefs. Best of all is of course someone like Palin who is nice and not rich.

  2. Erich Vieth says:

    Vicki: Sarah called me yesterday and said that I should stop blogging bad things about her.

    She said that she would have considered hiring me as the U.S. Attorney General, except that I didn't go to high school with her.

  3. Erich Vieth says:

    Andrew Sullivan wrote this in today's London Times:

    I cannot join in. In fact I cannot say anything about this candidacy that takes it in any way seriously. It is a farce. It is absurd. It is an insult to all intelligent people. It is a sign of a candidate who has lost his mind. There is no way to take the nomination of Palin to be vice-president of the world’s sole superpower – except to treat it as a massive, unforgivable, inexplicable decision by someone who has either gone insane or is managerially unfit to be president of the United States. When, at some point, the hysteria dies down, even her supporters will realise that, by this decision, McCain has rendered himself unfit to run a branch of Starbucks, let alone the White House.

  4. Blablabla. Bush got elected twice. Jumping around and telling yourself that she is sososo unfit for the post of vice-president is surely not preventing her from getting elected.

  5. Mike says:

    "Vote for someone smarter than you. Vote for someone who inspires you. Vote for someone who has not only traveled the world but who has also shown a deep understanding and compassion for it. The stakes are real and they’re terrifyingly high. This election matters. It matters. It really matters. Let me say that one more time. This. Really. Matters."

    Ron Paul is the only candidate that live up to these words.

    Truth has become treason in the empire of lies" – Ron Paul

    Join the Campaign for Liberty Today!

  6. grumpypilgrim says:

    Here's what I don't understand: Wasilla has a population of 10,000, but, under Palin, apparently received $27 million in federal earmarks. How did she leave the town in debt? That must have been one big hockey rink.

  7. Tim Hogan says:

    Oh, and let's not forget the fueling stop in Ireland that's now a "visit to a foreign country!"

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