Okay, how many times in your life have you made a mistake, and then had to back track over it? Well, if you are human, there are probably one or two times that you can think of when you did something like that. Okay, you were little and you really didn't know any better. Whatever. I have had to admit plenty of things in my life and also defend myself too.
Sarah Palin could not damage her image by apologizing for the use of 'blood libel'. She found other ways to continue to damage her image. She insisted instead that she actually knew what it meant. Does that strike anyone else as funny? Can you imagine yourself telling the world that you really did know what that word meant that you used.....I would say it would be a no brainer that you knew what it meant if you had dared use it. I would think you might apologize if you 'misunderstood' what it meant and wanted to clarify what you really meant, or just let it go. By insisting you knew what it meant, it makes you look like a child caught in the act of a lie, and trying to explain your way out of it.
Her fascinating interview with Sean Hannity is worth watching. I could not embed it here, and the media outlet it is on appears to be conservative. I am not sure. However, the Alternet link below has the jist of the article and one of the video clips. You can click on that and click on Mediate for the right article and videos. I have never seen Sara look quiet so scared and intimidated in her disclaimer....some of you might have before, but this is the first time she didn't look to smug and all up with her self to me. Be sure and listen to the idiotic banter for an interesting take on her lack of leadership abilities. She would not make a good poker player. That is what I think of when I think of nuclear war challenges, the girl just would not be able to bluff anyone, if they called her on something.
"Yesterday, being interviewed by her Fox coworker Sean Hannity, Palin expressed some cursory condolences before launching into her defense of her PAC's crosshairs map that targeted several congresspeople, including Gabrielle Giffords. Cockles up, she accused the left of being afraid of her “message” that America is on “the wrong track.” After Hannity asked her whether the political fallout from the map affected her political future, she quoted Dr. Martin Luther King and compared his struggle to her own... on MLK Day. Then, she defended herself from accusations that she was responsible for Tuscon -- thus far there is no connection between Jared Lee Loughner and Palin or the Tea Party -- but then does exactly what she lambastes the media of doing, and lies about his “left-wing” beliefs."
"But the worst part was on 'blood libel.' Hannity asks Palin her opinion of her critics in the 'Jewish community.' Palin's response: “I think the critics, again, were using anything that they could gather out of that statement... you can spin up anything out of any statements that are released and use them against the person who is making the statement.... that term has been used for eons, Sean.”Julianne Escobedo Shepherd | Sourced from AlterNet
Well, well, Ms. Palin, since you are the Queen of Spin, I guess you know that using 'blood libel'; would post its own ugly little spin on your words, now you are saying you are as persecuted as millions of Jews have been over hundreds of years. How do you show your pretty little head in public? Shouldn't you be running for cover, or, er, from those cross hairs on you? Oops, no, there are none on you right? Just on everyone you think needs to be eliminated.
Really Sarah, the term 'blood libel' "has been used for eons"? Do you even know what an eon is???????
And now for something just a bit more frightening. A little night music. As Vasyl Markus ( who does political research and policy analysis) pointed out in a discussion of the below video, " One of the many subtle ironies about this little video is that they are (apparently) southerners who extoll states' rights (based on accent and tea party references), yet they choose the Battle Hymn of the Republic -- you know, the song sung by soldiers fighting for the Union against states who didn't want to listen to the federal government."
How is that for an extra layer of irony? Enjoy!
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