Monday, October 27, 2008

Desperately Slamming Sarah

The siege guns of the New York Times were pounding over the weekend.

Frank Rich in "In Defense of White Americans" (the title is sarcastic) hammered Republicans, and McCain and Palin specifically, for catering to racism.

Maureen Dowd chimed in with "A Makeover With An Ugly Gloss", about how Palin has been transformed from "Caribou Barbie" to "Valentino Barbie".

Guest columnist Judith Warner fired a salvo in "No Ordinary Woman", asking if Palin was qualified to be Veep.

On Friday the editorial board endorsed Obama for President, calling McCain's choice of a running mate, "irresponsible."

Even Paul Krugman was dragged into the fray with an Op-Ed: "Americans were supposed to identify with a hockey mom who was just like them."

And the news division did their bit with "Emphasizing Frugal Tastes, Palin Addresses Clothing Issue".

UPDATE: Missed one - this morning reporter Adam Nagourney lobbed in "Second-Guessing The Vice-Presidential Pick", which ends like this: "Still, if nothing else, Ms. Palin does seem poised to do one thing for Mr. McCain: Deliver him the very Republican state of Alaska, and all three of its Electoral College votes." Pretty low-down snarky for a newspaper that likes to be called "America's Newspaper of Record."

Whew! Like I said, I don't believe the Gray Lady ever spent this much ink on Hitler and Mussolini combined.

As Palin said in the news article: “The double standard here,” she said. “Gosh, we don’t even want to waste our time.”


phlegmfatale said...

Ah, bless her! I love the way she's not letting them derail her. Their protests indicate she is precisely who we need in office, and more of her.

Breda said...

Maureen Dowd is officially insane now. Sarah has pushed her right over the edge. Poor bitter old hag.

Turk Turon said...

Here is an intriguing article about Palin (and about those who despise her) from the Weekly Standard: