Ms. Understimated

By announcing on August 29 that Governor Sarah Palin would be his Vice Presidential Nominee, John McCain pulled the pin on an unprecedented blast of personal smears and baseless speculation by the media herd and the hard left Internet hordes.

Four days of slinging slime at Governor Palin culminated in an absurd, media generated rumor, breathlessly divulged by Joshua Green of the Atlantic:

Here in St. Paul, talk of Palin has dominated the Republican convention—even more so than cable news—and by Monday night discussion among Republican operatives and reporters had turned to whether Palin would survive or become the first running mate since Thomas Eagleton in 1972 to leave a major-party ticket…If further revelations prove damaging enough, McCain could decide to replace Palin, or she could choose to withdraw.

(Eagleton was the Democrats’ VP nominee until he withdrew after disclosure that he had been treated for a mental disorder.)

After both conventions the net “bounce” would seem to indicate that if anyone is to withdraw, it should be Barack Obama or Joe Biden!

Once again we note that when the media herd stampedes, the truth gets trampled.

2 Comments so far

  1. aaa again on September 8th, 2008

    The response to Palin by the media and leftist political establishment (is there a difference??) would be laughable if the stakes were not so high, and that response so shockingly pathetic from what are supposed to be high minded people.

    “Palin has no experience” is offered in hushed tones. Her experience is indeed limited, but it is by any objective measure superior to Obama’s, and she’s in the second seat.

    “She is neglecting her family” they tell us. This is pitiful. Not just antithetical to the femisist mantra, who are they to know what is right for her family? And anyone want to dispute the kind of support a Veep gets??

    “Her husband is a separaratist.” No, he’s a native American who left that group 14 years ago, presumably when he came to his senses.

    “She wasn’t really against the bridge.” Except a smoking gun, a Democratic website, credits her with killing it.

    And of course, representative of just how desperate they are: “she has an annoying voice, it reminds me of the woman in Fargo.”

    Team Obama is in deep, deep trouble. And they have no idea what to do about it. Maybe shout “hope” louder???

  2. theclassiclib on September 9th, 2008

    The funniest thing in watching the Media Herd’s analysis (if we can call it that) of Ms. Underestimated, is this constant, never-ending idea that McCain chose her “to pander to the disenfranchised Hillary Clinton supporters”.

    Does anyone in the Media Herd pay attention to what’s going on in the real world?

    Obviously not.

    It’s the Republican “base” that he inspired! People like me who weren’t that thrilled with McCain. He got us back on his side!

    Of course, people on the Left, like the Media Herd for example, ALWAYS think it’s about them. Talk about arrogant!