Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Sarah Palin Hits the Front Page

Usually, to find Palin news at Google News, one must type palin into the search box. This morning, "Palin caught in crosshairs map controversy after Tucson shootings" is on their front page.

The Washington Post article, by Dan Balz, describes how Sarah Palin got herself into this pickle and concludes with:

Palin allies point to language and imagery used by some critics on the left as evidence of a double standard. But John Weaver, a GOP strategist, said Palin is being held to a different standard precisely because she may have presidential aspirations.

"You can't put the actions of this insane person on her doorstep or anyone's doorstep," he said in Palin's defense. But, he added, "having said that, there's a difference between how people judge the conduct of a blogger and a political leader or someone who may want to run for president of the United States."

An indication of how far behind the curve many are is the article's quote of Politico's Jonathan Martin, who wrote that Palin would now have to decide "whether she wants to be Ronald Reagan or Rush Limbaugh." Sarah Palin hasn't that choice anymore, if she ever had it.

Politico's article by Jonathan Martin is here.

The Week has "Will the Arizona tragedy end Palin's presidential hopes?" which is a short roundup of opinion on the matter.

Tim Pawlenty, a possible 2012 Republican presidential candidate, said that Sarah Palin is a "remarkable leader," but that he would not have used the cross-hairs imagery used by Sarah Palin.

1 comment:

Whoa, Baby! said...

How is Palin remarkable? Remarkably opportunistic? Remarkably divisive and hateful? Remarkably spiteful? Remarkably ignorant?