The Supposedly Liberal Doods Are STILL Odiously Hypersexualizing Sarah Palin

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I don’t know why she is resigning her governorship, and I’m no Palin fan, but she absolutely did not deserve this:

… As Hunter [S. Thompson] said, “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.” Sarah Palin makes Mark Foley, the congressman who sent filthy emails to pages look almost normal. She makes David Vitter, the senator who was hanging out with hookers, look almost boring. She makes Larry Craig, caught hitting on a cop in a men’s room, look almost stable. She makes John Ensign, the senator who was having an affair with a staffer, look almost humdrum (and compared to the rest of the GOP whack-jobs, he is). And she makes Mark Sanford, the governor with the Latin lover, look positively predictable. …

Foley? Vitter? Craig? Ensign? Sanford? Every single comparison by Paul Begala in the above paragraph is to a man who engaged in sexual behaviors the media, and seemingly most of the public, condemned. As I understand it, all Palin did was announce her resignation, which Begala characterizes as “turning pro,” which in context strikes me as an unsubtle reference to prostitution. This kind of sexism from a high profile Dem politician is simply disgusting.

–Ann Bartow

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9 Responses to The Supposedly Liberal Doods Are STILL Odiously Hypersexualizing Sarah Palin

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  4. stormcrow says:

    For the left, politics is their religion. They see women and minorities as natural members of their religious community and any who dare to stray from the orthodoxy are considered apostates . The kind of behavior cited for all the white males is certainly fair game for the left for making political hay, but they bring a religious fervor to destroying conservative women and minorities that would do credit to the mullahs.

  5. Ann Bartow says:

    stormcrow, Sarah Palin took and continues to take a lot of sexist crap from people on the right as well as on the left. And I don’t understand why you mentioned “the mullahs” at all.

  6. Ann Bartow says:

    Also, the sources for the recent hit piece on Palin for Vanity Fair were Republicans.

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  8. SadStateOfAffairs says:

    Cross posted at

    We have already started a mega thread displaying the hit pieces that have surfaced in the last 48 hours and the news cycle hasn’t even started yet.


  9. gnrm60 says:

    IF, I say ” IF ” S.Palin is deciding to run for a different office, she has done the right thing…. If you are a Senator, Governor, ect, and are running for a office ” NOT YOUR OWN ” you should resign, and forfeit ALL pay, and allowances for that office in which you were elected.
    WHY ??
    Because you are not doing it..
    You are getting paid to do that job, not run around the country trying to get elected for something else…
    But then again this makes common sense…

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