As we mentioned earlier, it looks like the mother of all shit storms is about to come crashing down on Sarah Palin. Which behooves us here at CC HQ to check in on Stephen Taylor's collection of demented wingnuts and see how they're spinning this. Oh, look, there's Jojo, taking reality and beating it senseless:
Just some brief thoughts on Sarah Palin’s resignation as Governor of Alaska.
First I watched a few talking heads on CNN and thought, “Man. What a quitter.”
Then I checked out Fox News and watched her actual news conference. I got a totally different skew on the story. My take is that she is tired of fighting the leftist media who are intruding on her private life. Her energy and attention is taken up with that instead of being able to focus on her duties as Governor.
She will be working for the State and the country but more behind the scenes.
I don't think it's the leftist media that are going to be intruding on Caribou Barbie's private life, JoJo ... I think it's the Feds. Call it a hunch.
THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING: What's this? Is that really Jonathan Kay in JoJo's comments section, giving her a spanking?
“My take is that she is tired of fighting the leftist media who are intruding on her private life.”
That sounds like a good reason to quit politics. And I would have understood if that’s what she actually said. But that’s not what she said at all. Instead, she gave a succession of grade-school metaphors about quitting, swimming upriver, passing the basketball, being a winner, not being a loser etc etc and ultimately said nothing. The speech sounded like someone desperate to sound principled and defiant, but had nothing to actually offer except mismatched cliches. Not sure why you read into this speech martyrdom at the hands of the big bad MSM.
And shortly thereafter, the ugliness of reality intrudes a little more into JoJo's hermetically-sealed BT bubble:
Ouch! David Frum seems to agree with Jonathan Kay.
And it wouldn't be complete without "Alberta Girl" stopping by to act like a total imbecile:
Wow – the left MUST be afraid of Palin – look how they are here in a flash using the same degrading talking points to further denigrate her.
Peter and Ilk – just why are you so afraid of Sarah Palin?
Words fail me. How do these people put on their underwear the right way round in the morning without help?