Designated Driver of North America

In the “Can’t Stand the Heat, Get out of the Kitchen” department…


Sarah Palin continues her non-stop whine that she gets the exact same media scrutiny as every other well-known public figure on the planet:

Sarah Palin fired a new salvo in her war on the media, unloading in a new interview on her home state paper and “bored, anonymous, pathetic bloggers who lie.”

Which followed her whining about the interviews she chose to do with with Katie Kouric, and her choice to participate in Tina Fey’s doing a sendup of her (the way, you know, satirists do sendups of every political figure in the public eye):

She gave Ms. Couric the back of her hand. “Katie,” she said, “you’re not the center of everybody’s universe.” … Ms. Palin was similarly peevish about Tina Fey’s impersonations of her on “Saturday Night Live.” There was “some, perhaps, exploiting, that was done via me, my family, my administration,” she said. Yet she was more than happy to have done some, perhaps, exploiting of her own. She did, after all, do a star turn on what she referred to familiarly as “S.N.L.”

Ms. Palin, it’s called “going through the same public scrutiny, praise, and criticism that every public figure on the planet goes through.” Grow up and live with it, or step out of the public eye.

Of course, I’d have a lot more sympathy if I could recall hearing Ms. Palin yelling at the media for putting the Clintons through this identical thing for, oh, the last sixteen years or so. Did I miss that bit, Sarah?

Didn’t think so. So grow up and live with it. Or, you know, just go away and shut up.


January 14, 2009 - Posted by | * Anti-democracy, * Kowtowing to American Neo-Cons | , , , , , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Sarah Palin and her supporters are trying to claim that she is the first female political figure who has gone through this much scrutiny. We know that this is false, but this is their story, and they’re stickin’ to it. If Sarah Palin doesn’t want the scrutiny, she needs to get out of politics. Thanks for the good post.

    Comment by House | January 14, 2009 | Reply

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