Friday, June 24, 2011

Sarah Palin - The Media's Still Making Things Up

Yesterday and the day before, the media was full of stories about how Sarah Palin has suspended her bus tour. Here are a few sample headlines:

Scott Conroy, Real Clear Politics: Palin Bus Tour Takes Extended Pit Stop

Colby Hall, Mediaite: No Joke, Sarah Palin Quits One Nation Bus Tour halfway Through

Talking Points Memo (TPMDC) : Sarah Palin Reportedly Quits Bus Tour Halfway Through

Salon: Sarah Palin Baffles And Frustrates Fans by Quitting Bus tour.

Kirsten Boyd Johnson, Wonkette: Sarah Palin Follows Comedy Rules and Quits Bus tour Halfway Through

New York Magazine - Sarah Palin Was Supposed to be Delighting Us all With ANother Bus Tour By now

PuffHo even ran a nifty little 'comedy' pictorial called '36 Reasons Why Sarah Palin Probably Quit Her Bus Tour' making vicious fun of Governor Palin and her family. And no, you won't find it linked here.

So..after all that what was the real reason Governor Palin curtailed her tour?

Here's the real, scandalous truth... wait for it..she got called for jury duty.

Yes, as a private citizen and a resident of Alaska, she's still in the database. Here's what she had to say about it:

Imagine our surprise when reading media reports today that the “One Nation Tour” has been cancelled. Why didn’t anyone tell me? Oh, wait, that’s because it hasn’t been cancelled. (Good ol' media... you never cease to amaze!)

As I said myself at the end of the east coast leg of the tour, the summer is long, and I’m looking forward to hitting the open road again. The coming weeks are tight because civic duty calls (like most everyone else, even former governors get called up for jury duty) and I look forward to doing my part just like every other Alaskan.

I wouldn’t think it to be such a slow news day that, what with numerous wars and serious economic woes concerning Americans, a bus is driving news stories today. The next leg of the tour continues when the time comes. In the meantime, no one should jump to conclusions – certainly not the media with their long track record of getting things wrong or just making things up.

After all the snide headlines referring to Governor Palin as a quitter, I have yet to see one retraction from anyone. Not one. And just imagine the headlines these people would have made if she had ignored the summons and just kept going on tour!

They remind me of small puppies who haven't been house trained yet, peeing in a corner and hoping no one notices.

In their entire lifetimes, none of them will ever accomplish even remotely close to what Governor Palin already has. But then again, none of them will likely ever enjoy the happiness she has in her own accomplishments or in her personal life either.

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louielouie said...

sounds to me like ff owes small puppies everywhere an apology.

You named me Trig?? said...

God, I feel sorry for the defendant. He'll be waiting eons for a verdict while they try to explain the evidence to Palin over and over again.

B.Poster said...

Actually I don't think they will be explaining any thing to Mrs. Palin. It seems highly unlikely she would be selected to serve on a jury. Mrs. Palin is college educated and has served in important government positions. Generally when attorneys select juries they want people who do not possess this level of education, as they want people they can easily sway.

I've been called for "jury duty" before and can attest to the scam that it is. Since she's not going to be selected to serve on the jury, it seems unlikely they will have to explain any thing to her.

Actually the defendant would do quite well to have someone with Mrs. Palin's back ground and experience on the jury. She is not going to be easily swayed by the emotional appeals the prosecution will make. Unfortunately for the defendant, he/she will not be so lucky. She'll never be selected or even considered for such a role.

"You named me Trig??" Not sure what the name of her son has to do with jury duty. Now with that said, Trig is a rather unusual name. To come up with this suggests someone who is creative and can "think outside the box."

Whether they are Republican or Democrat our leaders tend to apply the same tired old "solutions" to our problems. These aren't working. We need someone who has the ability to think outside the box. The names that Mrs. Palin has chosen for her children suggest someone who can do this. As such, the name "Trig" suggests someone who can think ouside the box which is exactly what we need.