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The Ongoing Persecution Of Governor Palin

Updated on June 13, 2011

The Ongoing Persecution of Governor Sarah Palin

What is most grating and sickening about how the media treat Sarah Palin is the fact that there are so many women working within the confines of that mostly biased institution. Yes indeed, we are caught up with the ‘disrobing’ of Congressman Weiner, but there was something far more disturbing about who we are as a people concerning what happened to the former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin over the weekend. In summary, virtually all of the missives Governor Palin wrote, while as Governor of Alaska, were released to the public last week… as requested by the media. Under the laughable auspices of the Freedom of Information Act, at least in this instance, a request placed when the governor was the Vice-Presidential nominee, caused the 24,000 e-mails to be released.

Established news mediums (The New York Times and The Washington Post, etc), that once were looked upon as the bastions of some modicum of fairness, now were employing civilians to peruse the governor’s e-mails to find ‘dirt,’ oops, I meant something newsworthy. These supposedly respective mediums were actually salivating on the prospects of finding something negative about the governor – tell me if these tactics are any different from those practiced by the tabloids, such as the Enquire? I know what you are thinking… it was the Enquire that broke the story about John Edwards’ alleged usage of campaign fund monies to pay off his concubine/baby-mama. Touché!

As I am writing this blog - Monday, June 13Th 2011, 9.00 p.m. New York time - there were no smoking gun e-mails found so far to implicate Governor Palin on the assassination of JFK or evidence that she conspired with President Bush, the younger, to blow up the World-Trade-Centers. All is not lost though, MSNBC, through that font of impartiality, Chris Mathews, reported that one of Governor Palin’s e-mails showed that she was yearning to see the visiting traditional Christian preacher, John Hagee… surely an ‘urging’ warranting scorn and ridicule. I still fear for the governor because, who knows, she might have invoked the name of God or worse, Jesus, while using the State of Alaska’s stationery or computers.


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    • Verily Prime profile imageAUTHOR

      Verily Prime 

      7 years ago from New York

      Thank you for commenting Phoebe - Are you saying that having a television show disqualifies you from being President if you are a woman? Governor Palin is hated because she dared to be against abortion and the like.Though Michele Bachman is a brilliant tax attorney, those on the left still paint her as dunb because like Palin she doesn't walk lockstep with the feminist on many an issue....

    • Verily Prime profile imageAUTHOR

      Verily Prime 

      7 years ago from New York

      Thank you for commenting Phoebe - Are you saying that having a television show disqualifies you from being President if you are a woman? Governor Palin is hated because she dared to be against abortion and the like.Though Michele Bachman is a brilliant tax attorney, those on the left still paint her as dunb because like Palin she doesn't walk lockstep with the feminist on many an issue....

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      Phoebe Pike 

      7 years ago

      I have to say it, Sarah Palin is the kind of person I can't take seriously. She's so busy being on the cover of L.L. Bean and having tv shows, that I can't see her getting ready for a presidency. I understand she is a smart woman, but she is making it very difficult for other women in politics because she is becoming a stereotype. I heard one man say, "Women can't be in politics, look at Palin, pretty but stupid." She is damaging the chances of a woman president.

    • Verily Prime profile imageAUTHOR

      Verily Prime 

      7 years ago from New York

      You are right Bibowen - I wonder if the thrill up his leg is still there for Obama?

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      William R Bowen Jr 

      7 years ago

      I also heard Chris Matthews the other day on his show MSNBC (I think me and about three other people in the country were watching it) say that Palin was quite a skilled politician and that she knew how to "work the ropes." We should listen to Chris because he gets that funny feeling in his leg every time he spots a winner.

      Great points. Voted up!

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