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.


4 comments:

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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