Sunday, December 05, 2010

Double standard? Or just bigotry?

Under the heading "Palin has history of being a quitter" is this really rather stupid letter to the "editor": Referring to the fact some people in the Tea Party movement and in the Republican Party endorse Sarah Palin, a writer claiming to be Scott C. Wilson asks, "I wonder if it has occurred to them that they're supporting a person who has a recent history of being a quitter."
Yep, it's a fact that every time she has been elected governor, Sarah Palin quit. Every time. That is quite a record.
The alleged Wilson went on to conclude, "I might be a bit old-fashioned, but when you commit to something you're supposed to finish it. ..."
Now let us hold our breath and wait for the alleged Wilson to note Barack Obama quit his Senate seat with four years to go. (Of course, he actually wasn't often there in that seat even while holding the office, but that's another discussion.)
My number one question on the Sarah Palin matter is this: Why is all the opposition so filled with animosity? Why does no one say "I oppose Sarah Palin because she believes this, or that, or the other"?
No, it's always animosity, very seldom fact based. Sarah Palin is subject to personal attacks that are usually half-baked or hypocritical.
But that's just right for the Times Free Press Perspective.

1 comment:

  1. Very true! What amazes me is the complete hostility toward Palin by otherwise really nice people. For example, during an otherwise friendly phone conversation, a good friend of mine - a really nice lady of at least 80, absolutely went ballistic on the subject of Palin's TV show - the hunting episode. She almost gasped and sputtered as she spat out insults and criticisms of everything she had heard or read about Sarah over the past few years.

    It would be funny, if it weren't so puzzling. As you correctly point out, it is not as if every other political person we know about has done some or all of the things that are critized when Sarah does them.