August 30, 2008

"Heh, Heh, Little Girl. You Like Playing President? How Cute! Now Run Along So We Can Get On With The Real Thing."

Glancing through the local fishwrapper at lunch today, it seems to me that the initial MSM pushback against Gov. Palin's nomination goes something like this: McCain obviously is desparate, which is why he decided to go for a stunt pick with a political nobody whose only distinguishing characteristic is the fact that she's a woman. We're sure "Governor" Palin is very nice and all, but one-heartbeat-away and all that. Without any experience, maybe she'd better stick to her moose-burgers and hockey parties.

My guess would be that the MSM should be reeeeeeal careful in serving up this kind of condescension in its effort to smother the emerging Palin mojo, because it might very well backfire. If she, in fact, can't handle going to the Show, that'll emerge soon enough without any press prompting. However, if she's got what it takes and the MSM is perceived as simply trying to stop her, well, it strikes me that neither the GOP base nore middle-of-the-road voters will put up with that kind of naked bias and instead will see it as all the more reason to rally round.

Just my two cents.

Posted by Robert at August 30, 2008 01:04 PM | TrackBack

Hear! Hear!

Posted by: Boy Named Sous at August 30, 2008 01:47 PM

But the initial MSM pushback is nothing compared to the slime being spewed by the hardcore nutroots. Not surprised, but still, somehow, disappointed.

Posted by: Boy Named Sous at August 30, 2008 01:49 PM

She has hunted Grizzlies, She can handle the MSM, the ugliness from the media and their leftist friends will drive voters to McCain/Palin and possibly carry other Republicans to Washington.

Posted by: Marvin at August 30, 2008 08:24 PM

I had a Dem say over at my place that this was all a ploy to get the female vote.

What would they have called it if Barry had picked Hillary?

Such double standards.....

Posted by: GroovyVic at August 31, 2008 06:55 AM

Every single voter in a heating state will have to feel the pinch by the time election rolls around. Gustav will spike energy bills.
I have heard Palin speak on energy. She has it six ways from Sunday. The Dems better look out, especialy Joe Biden, who has a long history of voting against energy proposals... The Dems namby pamby "we should all just junk our cars for a Preius or, failing that inflate our tires" meme just won't play in heating states come November.

Posted by: Babs at September 1, 2008 12:04 AM