Friday, July 10, 2009

Whining About Other Shoes

It looks like Palin probably buys the majority of my speculation about the "other shoe" actually being Axlerod's. Her interview with Time Magazine had these few snippets:
"Enemies stirred up by her sudden prominence — and orchestrated, she believes, by the Obama White House — would bury her in unfounded ethics complaints...."

"For Palin, however, these aren't isolated incidents. She believes they grow from the same root, which is too big and too formidable to ignore.

"A lot of this comes from Washington, D.C. The trail is pretty direct and pretty obvious to us," says Meg Stapleton, a close Palin adviser in Alaska. Awaiting a flight back to Anchorage from distant Dillingham, Stapleton adds that the anti-Palin offensive seems lifted straight from The Thumpin', which describes the political strategies of Rahm Emanuel, who is now the White House chief of staff.

"It's the Sarah Palin playbook. It's how they operate," Stapleton says."
I think the Obama White House, whether directly or indirectly (because there are some there who don't need coercion, they are just simply in love with Obama, not to mention they're jealous of all the attention she's been getting), has also compromised the Alaska legislature, but I won't go into all that again.

And I know that others have speculated about this stuff too, I'm not the only one. I do want to go on record though and say that if I copied anyone else's ideas, it was completely unintentional. All I had to go on was a snippet in the comments of C4P that someone in Alaska said that the Dems nationally had told some legislators to stall all of Palin's priorities.

Everything else was brainstorming and following things to their logical conclusion. I later watched alot of interviews where people said essentially the same thing, but I didn't steal the idea from them.

Now, about the whining thing....

Frank Luntz was on Hannity last night whining about Sarah Palin's "whining," saying that the "American people" didn't want to hear her talk about the ethics complaints.

There were a few things I wanted to scream at the television (and, I may in fact have actually screamed them).

1. "She wasn't talking to you!"

2. "She wasn't talking to you!"

And finally....

3. "She wasn't talking to you!"

To recap....

"She wasn't talking to you!" (If you swear, you may insert an expletive between "wasn't" and "talking.")

These people in the media (and I know Luntz is usually a friend of the Gov, and she can take constructive criticism, so I'm not really mad at him) are complete idiots sometimes.

They think that they are so enlightened...... Drives me out of my mind.

Newsflash: She wasn't talking to the people of America, the Republican party, or to Mr. Frank Luntz's control groups.

She was talking to Alaska. You know, those people who are actually her constituents who might have wanted some explanation as to why she was resigning. You know those people?

Why can nobody see past the end of their national 2012 nose?

And, for the record, there is a very legitimate problem in Alaska with these ethics complaints. Maybe national pundits are completely fine with allowing state resources to go down the drain, as long as your political career remains intact, but Sarah Palin isn't.

If it's between the state government being able to actually get its work done for the people of Alaska and her sitting in the Governor's office, she'll just leave office. And that's exactly what she did.

She puts the state and the people whom she's serving above herself, and that is why she is one of the only politicians in America today who actually deserves to be one.

She really cares about Alaska, and Alaska has a problem that needs to be fixed. If that doesn't jive with what the rest of America "wants to hear"......oh, well. Tough cookies; she's going to say it anyway.

And while I don't think that it's an effective strategy going forward for Palin to constantly talk about the ethics complaints, I think the complaints are honestly a big reason why she resigned, and this isn't a woman who quite frankly cares about what Frank Luntz's focus groups think.

She's just going to tell the truth. Whatever happens beyond that, happens.

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