Unlike many Palin comments, at least you can diagram the sentence. But after all was said and done in this tawdry episode, that began with a really lousy comedy sketch by an over-the-hill comedian, what the nation saw was perhaps one too many of the examples of Palin's inability to master a situation that might have benefitted her future. And only nutcases believed Lettermen or his scriptwriters meant anyone other than Bristol, who Palin has repeatedly thrown into the arena as red meat, when it served the Governor to do that.
The week before, Palin had scored more Diva points than anyone in recent American political history, in the way she mishandled her appearance at the biggest GOP fundraiser of the summer. But she closed far more doors than she might have opened, by the drama major way she and her handlers dealt with the "will she speak, uh, will she appear, uh will she...." thing.
The continuing tie-in between Conservatives4Palin "luminary" RA Mansour and mockumentary maker John Ziegler is getting weird. Who paid Ziegler's way to the NYC protest against David Letterman last week, that drew 15 participants and 35 reporters?
C4P began a fundraiser for Palin's legal fund this week. It is in day 6, now. Early on, it raised some good money. Maybe it will bring in a lot near the end, but over the past 40 hours, it has brought in about $5,500. Back in early winter, Alaska bloggers raised more money than that, to get Dennis Zaki into Emmonak, in an evening.
Palin's appointment of a capable Attorney General nominee should have been done immediately after Talis Colberg's resignation, rather than now. It is ironic that this man, who will probably get a unanimous vote in his confirmation by our legislature, has built a large part of his career in finding ways for the U.S. government to "attach strings" to money it issues.
Updated - 10:45 p.m: I can't thank "film maker" John Ziegler enough for directing me so courteously in the comments, toward the footage of his undeservedly ignored press conference, bravely held on the dangerous streets of NYC, as the huge demonstration against David Letterman taxed the resources of NYC's finest around him, in a poignant tribute to how Americans can rise up against falsehoods as heroically as do the Iranians of Tehran.
I mean, there's got to be somebody somewhere, who - just a few hours ago - declared, "We're all Persians now!" - who is now, after seeing that press conference, declaring - "We're all SARAH PALIN now!"
Keep up the good work, Mr. Z!
image - Shannyn Moore