Monday, December 13, 2010

Palin Derangement Syndrome Rears Its Ugly Head - Literally

Michael Shaw, one of the Lefty bloggers at HuffPo has a story, dammit.

As you know, Sarah Palin is in the middle of Haiti's cholera epidemic in a humanitarian mission as a guest of Frank Graham's Samaritan's Purse.

But as Shaw points out, Governor Palin, whom he characterizes as 'one of the shallowest and blatantly self-serving politicians, err, political celebrities I've ever seen' brought her hair dresser with her for the photo-op...after all, the AP said so!


It turns out that the 'hairdresser' is Palin's daughter Bristol, and Palin was just getting her hair pinned back, not getting "her hair done."

Once Shaw realized he'd been punked by the dinosaur media and his own rabid PDS, he tried to walk things back:

(Update 10:30pm PST: Credit is due to various commenters for clarifying that the "hairdresser" in the top photo is, in fact, Sarah Palin's daughter, Bristol. This clarification certainly raises questions about the clarity and meaning of the AP caption below stating that Palin was "having her hair done." Still, the fact that Palin's daughter was attending to Palin's hair, as opposed to a professional stylist, only reinforces the concern I raise in the last paragraph of the post about the AP's objectivity in focusing on these particular images.

Nice try, no sale Mr. Shaw.

And here's something he didn't even try to walk back:

The multiple shots of Sarah sanitizing and washing her hands suggests the former Gov is primarily concerned, above all humanitarian else, about catching something."

Obviously Michael Shaw isn't the sort of person who goes around making humanitarian visits to cholera epidemics where infectious disease is a real danger. If he had the stones to do so, he'd see that the medical personnel do exactly the same thing, and I guarantee you he'd be doing it too.

(hat tip to Joshua's Army member Dan F.)

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