Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Bloggers slam bored, pathetic VP candidates who lie

Right back atcha, Governor:
Sarah Palin fired a new salvo in her war on the media, unloading in a new interview on her home state paper and “bored, anonymous, pathetic bloggers who lie.”

The Alaska governor, who has granted a steady stream of interviews since Election Day, also told an Esquire reporter that she wishes she had told McCain campaign advisors she’d be “callin’ some of the shots.”

She goes on to complain about the coverage of whether Trig Palin was really her baby, which I totally agree with her on -- cheap shot, tawdry, out of bounds. It also really didn't get that much coverage. But if Palin restrained her remarks to that case, I'd have to be in her camp on it.

But, of course, she goes on:
But Palin said she had adopted a philosophical attitude on the downside of the spotlight. "You have to let it go,” she said. “Even hard news sources, credible news sources — the comment about, you can see Russia from Alaska. You can! You can see Russia from Alaska. Something like that — a factual statement that was taken out of context and mocked — what you have to do is let that go."

Oh. My. God.


PG said...

The person whom I've seen most cited for touting the "maybe Trig isn't her baby" story is Andrew Sullivan, who isn't anonymous at all. (I leave for individual judgment whether he is bored, pathetic, etc.) As best as I can tell, the likelihood that one would take the idea seriously was in inverse proportion to one's knowledge of reproduction.

David Schraub said...

Link is broken, PG.

The Gaucho Politico said...

I also love how she slammed her local paper for asking her about this when they were writing a piece that defended her. She attacked their efforts to debunk as bad reporting.