"It may be tempting and more comfortable to just keep your head down, plod along, and appease those who demand: 'Sit down and shut up,' but that's the worthless, easy path; that's a quitter's way out." --Sarah Palin, announcing her resignation as governor, July 3, 2009
This woman is DANGEROUS... but you already knew that. This woman is, at best, INSENSITIVE... but you already knew that. This woman doesn't understand THE WORLD... but you already knew that. This woman has NO regard for the EARTH or for LIFE... but you already knew that. This woman has ALIGNED HERSELF WITH AND GLORIFIED VIOLENCE IN ALL ASPECTS OF HER PERSONAL AND PUBLIC LIFE, but you already knew that. This woman is IRRESPONSIBLE with her WORDS AND HER ACTIONS... but you already knew that. This woman represents the very worst of the human condition... but you already knew that.
Sarah Palin truly believes that words have no meaning. Unless SHE is the one speaking. She believes that all her troubles stem from a liberal media who either misquotes her, or, in her words, commits a "blood liable" against her. As a Jewish person, I find her use of that phrase hurtful and unfortunate.
Poor Sarah... the world doesn't understand her pain. Poor Sarah... the world doesn't understand her need for attention. Poor Sarah... the world doesn't understand her.
I suppose she didn't hear that it wasn't just the "liberal media" in America who connected HER WORDS to the events of last Saturday, indeed the world's newspapers made the connection as well.
She poses for photo ops with guns. In mid November, 2008, just after she lost her bid for the vice presidency, she stood in front of a turkey being slaughtered at a turkey farm, and talked about how much fun it was to be there. On her TLC reality show, "Sarah Palin's Alaska" she clubs fish, with her young daughter, laughing the entire time she clubs them. On a different episode of her show, she is seen shooting a caribo 5 times. On a map, which she displayed on her website, she put sights over the home bases of politicians she hoped to see unseated. One of the targets was Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. The map was removed from her website over the weekend, after the shooting of Giffords, and was explained away as not gun sights, but rather surveyor sights.
Wasn't it Judge Judy who said, "Don't piss down my leg and tell me it's raining."
Notice of the maps violent characteristic came up when she first displayed the map, and at NO TIME did she say it wasn't a gun sight, in fact, she tweeted a short time later: "Don't retreat, Reload." That has NOTHING TO DO WITH A SURVEYOR'S MAP. That refers to using a GUN.
It's been a few days since the shooting in Arizona, and while there has been nothing to directly tie the shooter to Sarah Palin, I stand by my original belief that HER WORDS MATTER! HER ACTIONS MATTER. IF SHE CONTINUES GLORIFYING VIOLENCE IT WILL SPEAK TO THOSE WHO FOLLOW HER BLINDLY AND SOMEONE WILL ACT OUT AGAINST ANOTHER IN HER NAME. It WILL happen. And she still won't hold any responsibility, because she HIDES behind that.
Sarah Palin is a COWARD... but you already knew that.
Now, imagine AMERICA in the hands of a COWARD.
"Dr. Laura: don't retreat...reload! (Steps aside bc her 1st Amend.rights ceased 2exist thx 2activists trying 2silence "isn't American,not fair")" --Sarah Palin, in a Twitter message coming to the defense of Dr. Laura Schlessinger, the talk radio host who apologized and decided to retire from her highly-rated program after using the N-word on the air 11 times in 5 minutes, Aug. 18, 2010
Poor Sarah Palin... so misunderstood. Poor Charles Manson... so misunderstood. Poor Jim Jones... so misunderstood. Poor David Koresh... so misunderstood. Poor Marshall Applewhite... so misunderstood. Poor Hitler... so misunderstood. Poor Jim Crow.... so misunderstood.
Sarah Palin had a REAL opportunity to bring intelligent thought and dialog to the country. She could have admitted her words had consequence. She could have made the decision to no longer bring images of violence and hatred to the forefront of American politics, and vow to never do that again. Instead she chose the path self pity, ignorance, and justification.
If you do nothing else today, please look up the meaning of "Blood Libel."