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Massachusetts Liberal

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Na, na, na, I'm not listening....

Behaving more like a spoiled child than a Mama Grizzly, quitter governor and failed vice presidential candidate, Sarah Palin took to her safe Fox sandbox and defied the entire media and political world again.

Maybe we should follow the advice of conservative Times columnist Ross Douhat and send both Palin and the media into their respective corners for a time-out.

Like a petulant child who has never seen any discipline, Palin took to the Hannity show to stick her tongue out at the rest of the world who is questioning her overloaded and overheated rhetoric.
"I am not going to sit down, I'm not going to shut up."
Sounds like a defiant teenager to me.

Hannity gave Palin a stage to try and weasel out of her blood libel taunt and generally allowed Palin a Spin Zone to try and repair the damage she inflicted on herself, let alone the nation by her self-centered eight-minute Facebook video offered on what was supposed to be a day of healing last week in Arizona.

Speaking once again from the safety of new Fox News cocoon, Palin and Hannity also seemed to be defying the words of Fox boss Roger Ailes who recently told both "sides" to tone it down.

Maybe it's time for the rest of us to follow Douhat's advice, stick our hands over our collective ears and shout "I'm not listening" whenever the Mama Grizzly rears her head.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

As long as we have a media that is more interested in sturm and drang than substantive reporting, then we'll be stuck with the likes of Palin and her ilk. Until then, covering our ears and humming "Baba O'Reilly" is the best we can do. Or we could just turn the stations off.

January 19, 2011 12:07 AM  
OpenID Emma said...

Have to agree - this woman and many of her ilk, act like petulant children, especially when people finally have the cajnones to stand up to their rhetoric. I always find they are great at giving it out but are so very thin skinend when someone dished it back - they can not accept a few home truths.

But was excited by the polls - a steady downward trend!

January 19, 2011 5:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that was a day of "mourning" in tucson? seemed more like a party.

January 19, 2011 8:30 PM  

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