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Sarah Palin, professional victim

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Repugnican Sarah Palin-Quayle (pictured above in October) pisses and moans that Caroline Kennedy, potential appointee to the U.S. Senate for the state of New York, is being treated better by the media than Palin-Quayle was in her quest for the vice presidency.

Reports Politico today:

Gov. Sarah Palin (R-Alaska) believes Caroline Kennedy is getting softer press treatment in her pursuit of the New York Senate seat than Palin did as the GOP vice presidential nominee because of Kennedy’s social class.

“I’ve been interested to see how Caroline Kennedy will be handled and if she will be handled with kid gloves or if she will be under such a microscope,” Palin told conservative filmmaker John Ziegler during an interview Monday for his upcoming documentary film, “How Obama Got Elected.” Excerpts from the interview were posted on YouTube [last night].

“It’s going to be interesting to see how that plays out, and I think that as we watch that we will perhaps be able to prove that there is a class issue here also that was such a factor in the scrutiny of my candidacy versus, say, the scrutiny of what her candidacy may be.”

Palin said she remains subject to unfair press coverage of her and her family.

“Is it political? Is it sexism?” she asked. “What is it that drives someone to believe the worst and perpetuate the worst in terms of gossip and lies?”

She observed that Katie Couric and Tina Fey have been “capitalizing on” and “exploiting” her.

“I did see that Tina Fey was named entertainer of the year and Katie Couric’s ratings have risen,” she said. “And I know that a lot of people are capitalizing on, oh I don’t know, perhaps some exploiting that was done via me, my family, my administration. That’s a little bit perplexing, but it also says a great deal about our society.” …

I agree that it shouldn’t be a cakewalk for Caroline Kennedy because of her surname, but ultimately it is up to the people of the state of New York as to whether Kennedy’s appointment to Billary Clinton’s soon-to-be-vacant seat in the U.S. Senate is appropriate.

I mean, I thought that it was bullshit when Billary Clinton ran for a U.S. Senate seat for New York only because she had just been first lady, but that decision also was for the people of the state of New York to make.

And New York’s governor isn’t under investigation for having tried to sell Billary’s Senate seat, so I’m more or less OK with Kennedy’s appointment if that’s what New York’s governor decides. I am assuming that he is answerable to the people of his state and that he will decide accordingly.

But for Sarah Palin-Quayle to compare her treatment to Kennedy’s is ludicrous.

Palin-Quayle would have become president, for fuck’s sake, had anything happened to John McCainosaurus.

Politico reported back in September that according to the actuarial tables that the insurance industry uses, there is about a one-in-three chance that the 72-year-old McCainosaurus won’t make it to age 80, which is how old he would have been had he made it through the end of a second term in the White House.

Does Palin-Quayle truly not understand why she would have come under more intense media scrutiny as a vice-presidential candidate than a candidate for the U.S. Senate would? I mean, there are 100 U.S. senators, but just one president and one vice president.

Or is Palin-Quayle a liar, a professional victim?

In either case, her complaint that Caroline Kennedy is being treated better by the media than she was demonstrates that Palin-Quayle is too incompetent to hold any public office — with the possible exception of the mayorship of Wasilla, Alaska, although Wasilla residents have plenty of negative things to say about her capability to handle even Podunk mayoral duties.

Ironically, as a vice-presidential candidate Palin-Quayle very apparently expected the free ride from the media that she claims Caroline Kennedy is enjoying now.

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