Sarah Palin Vents About Hillary Clinton On Her Facebook Page, Which Is Really Just A Collection Of Rants
Former Alaska Gov. and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin is crying foul over the media's treatment of Hillary Clinton. To draw attention to the apparent double standard at play here, Palin took to her Facebook page — which at this point is more a collection of her greatest rants than anything else — to address the media's hypocrisy. Or something. In a post titled "Hillary’s Brain; Hillary’s Brain on Drudge," Palin linked to a Wall Street Journal article about Clinton, writing:
Hey! Hillary’s brain is off-limits! Leave her health records alone! Democrats are right – scouring records of a female candidate is just politics of personal destruction, and for the media to engage in it would be unfair, unethical, and absolutely UNPRECEDENTED. You can’t probe a woman like that because, well, it’s a war on women!
Love the sarcastic tone! (Yes, that was sarcasm.) Palin goes on to reference the media scrutiny she suffered back when she was a vice presidential candidate.
America, you deserve fair and consistent coverage of relevant issues before deciding a Presidential/Vice Presidential ticket, so have faith the agenda-less media will refuse to push whispers and wildly inaccurate information about a partisan politician’s body part. Goodness, no one credible would print lies, continually harass a candidate’s doctor, disrupt local hospital staff, or even offer to pay locals to give “quotes” about her health records to be included in a “research book” by a public university professor (your tax dollars at work?) which the candidate’s attorney will need to respond to.
The scrutiny she's referring to stems from the theory that she staged an elaborate hoax about being the mother of her son Trig — as crazy as the theory sounds, a lot of people believe it. But to Palin, if the media is going to investigate into her nebulous personal life, then Rove should be allowed to suggest that Clinton has brain damage.
Thank goodness liberals are consistent in refusing to apply double standards, thanks to their disdain for hypocrisy – so they’ll come through once again!
She concludes her post with a jab at her other playground nemesis, President Obama.
See, the country’s just swell under the Obama regime (which includes any cabinet member who’d lie and prove ineptitude by shining the boot that’s now on America’s neck). With enormous issues to debate before choosing a Presidential/Vice Presidential ticket, have confidence no mean-spirited salaciousness will be pushed by “real journalists..."
Nope. This just doesn’t happen at this respectable level of American politics.Just ask me. And Trig.
This apparent double standard began when GOP strategist Karl Rove targeted Palin's nemesis, Hillary Clinton, at a press conference in LA earlier this month. On the subject of her 2012 brain clot, Rove told the press, "Thirty days in the hospital? And when she reappears, she’s wearing glasses that are only for people who have traumatic brain injury? We need to know what’s up with that."
His comments didn't end there: The former George W. Bush adviser went on Fox News With Chris Wallace and dug a deeper hole. "The Center for Disease Control says a concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury," Rove told Chris Wallace and his roundtable of guests. "I’m not questioning her health. What I’m questioning is whether or not it’s a done deal that she’s running, and she would not be human if she … did not take this into consideration.... She’ll be 69 at the time of the 2016 election. If she gets elected and serves two terms, she’ll be 77."
Obviously, this didn't go down well. The media lambasted Rove for suggesting that Clinton had brain damage and for speculating in general when the former Secretary of State hasn't even confirmed her presidential run. Which then prompted Republicans to defend Rove, as the Wall Street Journal reported in the article Palin cited.
Now, double standards do plague politics, especially when it comes to gender, and hypocrisy isn't good. These things are true, and that's enough to build an articulate argument. But did Palin choose that route? Nope, she stomped her feet and took to social media to vent.
Other rants from Palin's Facebook page include...
1. On the WWI Memorial Being Shut Down (A Result of the GOP-Supported Government Shutdown)
It’s beyond shameful to see Barack Obama disrespect and mistreat our World War II veterans so blatantly. Obama’s political stunt to “shut down” their memorial by barricade is to elicit an angry response to generate bad publicity for people the president uses in his continual blame game.
Don’t believe me? Look at the “barricade” at the World War I Memorial... The difference is obvious. There aren’t any World War I veterans alive today to mistreat in a shameful political stunt. He’s deployed more guards to bar our World War II heroes from their memorial than he sent to Benghazi when our consulate was under attack.
The Democrats promise that a government health care system will reduce the cost of health care, but as the economist Thomas Sowell has pointed out, government health care will not reduce the cost; it will simply refuse to pay the cost. And who will suffer the most when they ration care? The sick, the elderly, and the disabled, of course. The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s “death panel” so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their “level of productivity in society,” whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil.
3. On the Obama Administration in the WikiLeaks Controversy
The latest round of publications of leaked classified U.S. documents through the shady organization called Wikileaks raises serious questions about the Obama administration’s incompetent handling of this whole fiasco.
First and foremost, what steps were taken to stop Wikileaks director Julian Assange from distributing this highly sensitive classified material especially after he had already published material not once but twice in the previous months? Assange is not a “journalist,” any more than the “editor” of al Qaeda’s new English-language magazine Inspire is a “journalist.” He is an anti-American operative with blood on his hands.
We have a President, perhaps for the very first time since the founding of our republic, who doesn’t appear to believe that America is the greatest earthly force for good the world has ever known.... President Obama actually seems reluctant to even embrace American power. Earlier this year when he was asked about his faltering Middle East peace process, he said “whether we like it or not, we remain a dominant military superpower.” Whether we like it or not?! Really? Mr. President, this may come as news to you, but most Americans actually do like it.