Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Chutzpah: Palin says she's the victim of a "Blood Libel"

Palin uses her first public statement on the Tucson shootings to portray herself as a victim of its aftermath. She says that recent criticism of her use of gun metaphors with respect to Gabrielle Giffords is a "blood libel", thus identifying herself as the victim of a virtual pogrom. Frankly, with the real victims lying dead and wounded, it is difficult to see her as a victim at all. If anything, her statement reaffirms the view that she's a narcissistic huckster with little connection to the real import of the issues she comments on.

If Sarah Palin wishes to defend her use of cross-hair target maps and entreaties to "reload" against Gabrielle Giffords in the 2010 campaign, let her do so without portraying herself as a victim. To use that defense in this context shows a weakness not only of intellect, but of character.


Dvar Dea said...

Actually she comes out very presidential here.

Adam Holland said...

If by presidential you mean like Nixon.

Dvar Dea said...

I meant she looks presidential, not that she is. I was merely judging the video.

Oh Crap said...

Well, it's "presidential" staging, but anyone can sit in front of a fireplace with an overly conspicuous flag draped over it.

Palin does an awful lot of absurd dogwhistles, but "blood libel" is too pointed to be just a dogwhistle.

Who the heck is writing her lines?


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