Saturday, November 08, 2008

If you have something mean to say to Sarah Palin, say it to her face

Don't go around weasley-like and use the media to do your dirty work, under the guise of "Anonymous Sources".

Says Sarah Palin:

"I consider it cowardly" that they did not allow their names to be used, she said.

No bloody kidding. And the media were a bunch of skanks for writings articles based solely on what those "anonymsous sources" said.

I know, I know. "They were just reporting what was said." Sure. More like they were making up the news.

Some journalist should find out who the sources of those allegations are and publish their names and photos so that we know who's spreading nasty rumours about one of their own.

Loyalty matters in politics. Backbiting like that is disgraceful.

"If there are allegations based on questions or comments that I made in debate prep about NAFTA, and about the continent versus the country when we talk about Africa there, then those were taken out of context," she said. "That's cruel, It's mean-spirited. It's immature. It's unprofessional and those guys are jerks if they came away with it, taking things out of context and then tried to spread something on national news. It's not fair, and it's not right."

Exactly right. Sarah Palin doesn't use "anonymous sources" to make her point.

It's routine for candidates to get professional hair and makeup services at campaign expense before they go on camera, but Palin's shopping spree at Republican donors' expense is unusual. It contrasted with the down-to-earth "hockey mom" image that Palin sought to craft and gave the campaign unwanted publicity in the form of newspaper headlines, Internet chatter and comedians' jokes.

It's precisely because she is so frugal that she needed to go shopping to buy some nice outfits to go campaigning. Did they expect her to campaign in a cheap pant-suit from Wal-Mart?

I don't know what the spending rules are in the US, but if I remember correctly, clothes used for campaigning can count as expenses for Canadian Federal Elections. It doesn't strike me as unusual that she needed to buy some clothes, and it's also not unusual that she go to the best stores to get the highest quality product. She was running for the second highest office in the land. It's only fitting that she look her very best.

Criticism of her shopping spree is false news to me.