Hubris, ressentiment continue to define Palin

Via Palin’s Facebook:

The response in the main stream media has been most predictable, ironic, and as always, detached from the lives of ordinary Americans who are sick of the “politics of personal destruction”. How sad that Washington and the media will never understand; it’s about country. And though it’s honorable for countless others to leave their positions for a higher calling and without finishing a term, of course we know by now, for some reason a different standard applies for the decisions I make. But every American understands what it takes to make a decision because it’s right for all, including your family.

Where to begin?

zeroeth) It’s all the media’s fault, again.

i.) A weird indictment of irony, a defining virtue of Socrates and Jesus of Nazareth.

ii.) Who qualifies as an “ordinary American?”

iii.) What are these “politics of personal destruction” of which you speak?

iv.) Who are these “countless others [who] leave their positions for a higher calling without finishing their term?” When one reads the first clause, they can concievably believe that she’s referring to unelected people who make sacrificial decisions towards a humanitarian effort, like passing up college straightaway to enlist for a few years, or the graduate who turns down a job to join the Peace Corps for a few years–but then she places the necessary modifying clause “without finishing their terms.” Can she cite any, just one other  other elected official who’s stepped down, not for committing a crime or some personal disgrace, but because they just don’t think they can do enough good in the bully pulpit, with the resources and network of support executive office entails?

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One Response

  1. As long as she doesn’t run for Pres and get picked up by the Republicans I don’t really care why she left. The thought of her as a president is terrifying to me

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