I don’t think Sarah Palin deserves to be president (do I think anyone does? probably not). But there is a time when even people who are not my philosophical allies deserve a serious defense, and I have a few words in defense of Palin…
First of all, the hypocrisy in the Left demonizing her in light of the fact that it is supposedly their mission to protect women’s rights and dignity is appalling. If the right treated anyone on earth the way Palin is portrayed, the left would be beyond outraged. Her Down’s child has also been the target of many low attacks, even though her response to the child’s disability was downright holy and inspiring. People like Andrew Sullivan of The Atlantic have made the berating of Palin their sole mission in life, while others insist on sorting through her personal emails in search of some scandal to exploit. What of Obama’s emails, contacts, and shady history? What of Hilary Clinton’s? The attacks are damn near violent, at times, and it needs to stop…
There’s this woman in my life I just can’t stand. I first met her a couple of years ago. A lot of people seemed to like her, but not me. I know she’s evil. For one thing, she’s got a baby that everybody says is hers, but I’m sure it isn’t. I don’t have any evidence to prove that, but my gut tells me I’m right, so I’m going to keep searching until I prove everybody wrong. (Oh, and by the way, me and my friends have had some real laughs at that retard baby of hersdisgusting children. What’s the problem? People are so sensitive! but nobody seems to be able to take a joke!) Same goes for when I laugh at her other
So here’s my problem: I’ve been following her around wherever she goes and (get this) she doesn’t even want to talk to me!
Look. I know my rights. I feel as though I have a calling. A calling to be … near her. I can’t stop thinking about her. I want to tell people about how awful she is. All the time. Everything she does. It’s like that Sting song: Every move she makes, every breath she takes. I’ll be watching her. I want to talk to everyone I see and tell them how awful her kids are and how tacky her stupid glasses are, and how sickening it is that she can have so many kids and still keep that figure of hers. Some of my friends say that I’m actually in denial about being attracted to her since she is quite easy on the eye. And, I don’t know. Maybe there something to that …
But NO! That’s not it. It’s that I have a sacred trust! If I don’t root through her emails, who will? But she won’t even talk to me, Abby. Once, I moved into the house next door to her to keep an eye on her and and her children in case they, you know, sunbathed or something. The public has a right to know! Anyway, she totally treated me like garbage and wouldn’t talk to me. In fact, she never tells me where she’s going or what she’s doing. She makes me follow her around like I’m her dog or something. Do you know how that makes me feel? Sometimes, when I try to get, you know, close to her, I find that she’s ducked out and gone off on her own without even telling me where she’s going! I have to get in my car and chase her and even then it’s like I don’t exist. She is endangering me by not letting me control her movements. I need to be able to … to have her! All the time. She needs to be mine and I need to be near her and hurt her. All the time. Hurt. Her.
I think she’s dangerous, Abby. She’s gotten into my head. She’s doing this to me. I think people need to be warned and she needs to be stopped. I’m certain she’s sending inaudible messages into the brains of criminals, urging them to do something horrible. I think the universe may be calling me to stop her by any means necessary! How can I get close to her, Abby? Why won’t she talk to me? What’s wrong with her?
Cruelty disgusts me to my core. I feel dirty just reading the attacks on her. Why do people hate her so much, when they don’t even know her? How can people be so vicious? What is the point? How much do the people that hate her really know about her life?
Another blogger put together a list of things that seem to characterize those who are obsessed with Palin. It is a little funny, a little disturbing, and seemingly true. The inability to stop savagely attacking someone, no matter what they do or believe, is sad. This woman is not special, in my opinion. But she is not the devil that the media wishes her to be, and she deserves respect, as a human being, as a woman, as a mother. The Left has never been more petty or low. Completely disgusting.