Oct 01 2008

Proof Positive Palin Has A Touch The Political Industrial Complex Doesn’t Get

Published by at 6:53 am under 2008 Elections,All General Discussions

Kathleen Parker is out whining that more people see HER as inept and buffoonish than see those traits in Sarah Palin. Parker is now the darling of the liberal elite attacking Sarah Palin, since she is one of the few conservative elite who ‘get’s it’.  As I said when Parker wrote her first hand-wringing bit of DC snobbery, Parker is the one not ready for prime time and she is the one who should step down from the public debate as a conservative (basically using the same logic on Parker she tried to use on Palin).

The response to her idiotic fantasy for Palin to step down (like somehow that would make McCain look better) has been more than she expected:

The fierce reaction to my column has been both bracing and enlightening. After 20 years of column writing, I’m familiar with angry mail. But the past few days have produced responses of a different order. Not just angry, but vicious and threatening.

Some of my usual readers feel betrayed because I previously have written favorably of Palin. By changing my mind and saying so, I am viewed as a traitor to the Republican Party — not a “true” conservative.

The emotional pitch of many comments suggests an overinvestment in Palin as “one of us.”

Palin’s fans say they like her specifically because she’s an outsider, not part of the Washington club. When she flubs during interviews, they identify with that, too. “You see the lack of polish, we applaud it,” one reader wrote.

Of course, there’s a difference between a lack of polish and a lack of coherence. Some of Palin’s interview responses can’t even be critiqued on their merits because they’re so nonsensical. But even that is someone else’s fault, say Palin supporters. The media make her uncomfortable.

Incoherence, dear Kathleen, is writing garbage that claims the only way to save the McCain campaign is to dump the dumb hick from Alaska. If we dumb rubes outside the beltway are clear on a few things, we know that will not ‘fix’ any issues with Palin – or the liberal media attack dogs who will write lies to get Obama elected.

I highlighted the most condescending and arrogant part of this ridiculous post to note why the folks in DC do not get what is happening nor what will happen. There is no such thing as too many Americans investing in Sarah Palin, except if you are opposed to Palin and all those Americans who connect to her. Parker is learning a career changing lesson here (she may go down in history as the bitter lady who tried to stop President Palin from ever getting her chance to change history), at least she should be.

The defensive tone of her commentary, that she should be lauded for taking a stab at America’s champion, especially when the jab boils down to Palin being just like us.  Not steeped in the inside the beltway special tongues, lingo and latest buzz – which makes that crowd one of the snootiest on the planet.  Trust me, I have spent my entire life around these people.

Parker doesn’t get it because she has no connection to average America any more. Her world is that of the Political Industrial Complex of politicians, consultants, talking heads and the news media. It is the echo chamber of failure which has 80% of Americans wishing they could dump the whole lot and start over.

It is the arrogance these people think they have all they answers, they are a gift from God sent down to lead the masses to a brighter future. Check out this bit of wonderment:

In the meantime, though, I would note that this assault and my decision to write about it aren’t really about me — or even Sarah Palin. The mailbag is about us, our country, and what we really believe.

No Kathleen, it really is about Sarah Palin and how she is one of us. And it is about your lack of confidence and really dumb call for her to step down.  You have shown us you are not one of us, we make you cringe in our unpolished and unscripted bluntness. Yu are one of those out to save the world from itself, too much ego and not enough trust in America.

The save the world claptrap might be a plausible line if DC was working and this nation’s political class was acting like mature adults and getting things done. But DC is reverting back to the swamps it rose out of and so any claims to lofty goals are a joke. Sarah is one of us with the backbone and nerves to start cleaning out the trash in DC. And you just put yourself on the wrong side of that movement.

It was your decision – don’t blame the 80% of this nation who are fed up with broken government and the egos that refuse to admit their failures.  

There are many on the right who are just as bad (if not worse) than Parker. David Frum seems to stand in front of any woman breaking through (remember his callous treatment of Harriet Miers?).  A man I admire very much, Charles Krauthammer has also falling into the trap of the Political Industrial Complex tribe and echo chamber. Expect more to fall. 80% of the people cannot be wrong, even if 100% of the people in DC don’t like our solution.

14 responses so far

14 Responses to “Proof Positive Palin Has A Touch The Political Industrial Complex Doesn’t Get”

  1. breschau says:

    Shorter AJ:

    “Yes, we all recognize that Bible Spice is an idiot – but she’s our idiot, dammit!”

  2. gwood says:

    Kathleen is not so much the traitor as she is a quitter. To call for the number 2 on the ticket to resign over one interview would be a fatal weakness if conservative voters felt that way, and we don’t.

  3. Rick C says:

    Sometimes a “Shorter AJ” shows the writer’s poor reading comprehension and inability to abstract. breschau is a fine example of same.


  4. BarbaraS says:

    As Sarah Palin said in her interview with Hugh Hewitt journalistic ethics are no longer what I was taught when I was in journalism school ie there are none.


    If you are under the impression that repeating your garbage so many times changes anyone’s mind on this site you are mistaken. You aonly admit your ignorance when you call Palin an idiot. You called Geroge Bush an idiot and he outsmarted the dems time and time again. Go back to your dear leader and admit failure.

  5. Aitch748 says:

    I must admit, I’m getting as tired of some on the right (what you might call “the fair-weather base”) as I am of the Mediacrat/grifter class running things in DC. Specifically, I’m getting pretty sick of the tendency to reject people the minute they start having trouble. On the first week, Governor Palin was “Our Sarah”; a couple of weeks later, after a less-than-stellar interview with Katie Couric, and suddenly Governor Palin is just awful, awful, awful. I keep wanting to say, “Hey, if Governor Palin was so awesome a couple of weeks ago, how about giving her a little support during a bad week instead of making noises about bailing on her?”

  6. dave m says:

    For B’s benefit

    The Spice Girls are:

    Scary : Melanie Brown
    Posh : Victoria Beckham
    Ginger : Geri Halawell
    Sporty : Melanie Chisholm
    Baby : Emma Bunton

    There was no member called “Bible Spice” and your attempt to
    extend the most successful all female band in rock history to somehow
    tarnish Sarah Palin is, quite frankly, pathetic.

  7. sbd says:

    Allow me to introduce myself. I am a traitor and an idiot. Also, my mother should have aborted me and left me in a dumpster, but since she didn’t, I should “off” myself.

    That opening statement above is proof positive that Clinton Democrats are voting for Palin!!


  8. ivehadit says:

    Why is Kathleen Parker trying to sabatoge the McCain campaign?

    The Political Industrial Complex doesn’t like what John and Sarah are going to do to them! Expect more of the Kathleen’s to emerge…

  9. Redteam says:

    breschau – but she’s our idiot, dammit!”

    and guess who “our” idiot is?
    I must admit, I’m getting as tired of some on the right (what you might call “the fair-weather base”)
    Yes, I’m voting for McCain… come hell or high water. Nothing the ‘in the tank’ press can say will change my opinion.

    Maybe I just didn’t pay attention, but I didn’t know ‘kathleen parker’ before she became the village idiot. Nothing anyone says about her is going to raise her standing, it’s all downhill for her from now on.

  10. owl says:

    THANK YOU AJ. For naming names and especially for including the biggest one of them all……………David Frum. He gave them ammo again and I am subjected to seeing his mug on TV again.

    Our very own elite idiots never understood that one. It was as if they lived in a different world than the one I occupy. I could list the Who’s Who of that little fiasco, but I won’t because they know themselves. Many of these same newly elected elite Pugs lead the charge on Katrina and cronyism as they beat their hair shirts. They were smarter. Miers and Bush were just plain dumb.

    Sarah Palin is the best thing that has happened to this party in a very long time. The only thing I ask of her is to show up as the PRO-AMERICAN. She can hire a dozen smart lawyer/politicians when she needs them. She only has to show the instincts to protect HER family and therefore has enough common sense to protect us all.

    Just enough common sense to ‘get out of the rain’. Is that asking too much from Washington and all these elites?

    The last thing this world needs is another slick politician.

  11. Redteam says:

    So, to find out more about Kathleen Parker, I went and read one of her columns. It just happened to be about Obama and his position on infanticide. She kinda starts out by conceding that Obama probably ‘isn’t in favor of’ infanticide.
    Why give him the benefit of the doubt? She didn’t do that for Sarah Palin. The problem is, Obama said he was for infanticide. he may not have used that word, but he said he was in favor of not saving an aborted baby, even if it is born alive, because it might infringe on a woman’s right to an abortion. That, Mrs Parker, makes him in favor of infanticide. No, she doesn’t understand the feelings of ‘the people’ that Sarah Palin is ‘one of us’.

  12. MarkN says:

    I think that the reason so many people are ignorant of history is because so many people have bad memories or bad egos.

    The Frum’s of the world are probably still taking credit for killing the Miers’ nomination and people like “owl” still believe them. Nothing could be further from the truth. Although Frum contributed to the destruction of the Republican Party, he and his ilk did not kill the Miers nomination. Miers did.

    Poor Harriet was a default pick by GWB. The President desperately wanted a woman for the Supreme Court. Alas, all the best qualified women took their names off the list. I remember that Edith Clement took her name off the list for personal reasons. Harriet was going to get a Judiciary Committee hearing and both Specter and Leahy were in favor of giving her a hearing. But her questionnaire was so poor that they had to concede that she was not qualified enough to obtain a hearing. To this day I believe Harriet would have been confirmed in spite of the furious attacks from the far right if she could have passed muster.

    So much for the purity wars.

  13. owl says:

    Ya gotta love it. Yes, I can read but maybe just can’t understand?

    Who said she didn’t ‘pass muster’? There is not a thin dime’s difference between the elite of Miers and the elite of Palin.

    Forget it. Do not answer that. I know the drill. The elites had nothing to do with it and Mier withdrew her name. Bush was dumb to even consider a small time Presidential lawyer (from Texas) and we should hide them like the crazy relatives in the back room.

    Enter Sarah Palin.

  14. Phil-351 says:

    Your right. Who’s dumb idea was it to promote a junior senator from Illinois, not even finished his first term, to be nominated for POTUS?