Today we have Dana Milbank of the Washington Post declaring a Palin Free Month. Well, that’s fine and dandy. He goes on to say: “I have written about her in 42 columns since Sen. John McCain picked her as his vice-presidential running mate in 2008. I’ve mentioned her in dozens more blog posts, Web chats, and TV and radio appearances. I feel powerless to control my obsession, even though it cheapens and demeans me. ” I’m wondering why he doesn’t mention what it might have done to her, after all that is his intent, to cheapen and demean her.
Further into his screed he tries to blame her: “The media obsession with Palin began naturally and innocently enough, when the Alaska governor emerged as an electrifying presence on the Republican presidential ticket more than two years ago. But then something unhealthy happened: Though Palin was no longer a candidate, or even a public official, we in the press discovered that the mere mention of her name could vault our stories onto the most-viewed list. Palin, feeding this co-dependency and indulging the news business’s endless desire for conflict, tweeted provocative nuggets that would help us keep her in the public eye — so much so that this former vice presidential candidate gets far more coverage than the actual vice president. ”
I find myself so disgusted with that statement. She is fighting back so that makes it her fault!! Bad, Bad Sarah.