Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Rogue watching

Atlantic Monthly blogger Andrew Sullivan is following closely the moves and machinations of Sarah Palin, who is now on tour pushing her book. Like many on either side of the political divide, Sullivan was outraged that John McCain created this monster.

McCain, writes Sullivan, "perpetrated this nonsense and even now refuses to take an ounce of responsibility" for "the fact that a person of no credentials and no transparency and no knowledge came that close to being president of this country ...I want the truth about this farce fully exposed so it never, ever happens again."

Between the publication of her book, Going Rogue (cover, above, from Wikipedia) and appearances (Oprah and elsewhere) to support the book, Palin has worked herself again into the center of a media storm. Meanwhile, former future son-in-law Levi Johnston -- the father of Bristol Palin's child -- is posing for Playgirl magazine.

John McCain unleashed this plague upon us, and Andrew Sullivan is right to insist that he be held accountable.


N.starluna said...

I have very little respect for Palin and lost all respect for McCain after he chose her for his running mate.

With that said, I think McCain has already been held accountable for "creating" Sarah Palin The Media Wonder. He wasn't elected.

It's up to the rest of us to hold Palin herself accountable for her actions from here on out.

dylan said...

Jim --

I tend to agree with Peggy Noonan and others that Sarah Palin is something of an embarrassment to the Republican Party, but Andrew Sullivan is something of an embarrassment to humanity. I mean, he blogged allegations about Sarah Palin not being the real mother of her son Trig, claiming (without any evidence that I know of) that her daughter Bristol was Trig's real mother. I submit that there is more evidence of Juanita Broaddrick's rape at the hands, if hands is the right word, of Bill (Better Put Some Ice On That) Clinton than there is of Bristol Palin's alleged maternity of Trig.

Yes, in 2012, I'd like to see Romney, Pawlenty, Brownback, Huckabee, or even the nearly octogenarian Ron Paul carrying the banner of the GOP.