This video, taken last week at the Valdez airport, is being touted as First Dude Unglued and Todd Palin's Aggressive Encounter.
Check it out:
Todd didn't come unglued. He and Sarah were a bit obnoxious as they took pictures of the videographer as he shot them close up, but they usually are a bit obnoxious. And what would you do if somebody was following you around an airport, taking a video of you? It wasn't a public event, after all.
Is this, as The Mudflats is touting, in the full headline to their story - another PR disaster for the Palins? You've got to be kidding.
And Palingates has fetishized this, with several screenshots from this almost meaningless, long video.
I'm not going to go too deep into the criticism thing here, but this is bullshit.
The Palins themselves are stalkers. Todd stalked his brother-in-law pathologically. Sarah stalks the political scene now, hunting for candidates that can help her, not for candidates who can help America. I've been followed and photographed and hassled by Palin's devotees. It didn't feel good.
This video is so pathetic, it borders on stalking to me and to the people to whom I've shown it.
Update - Tuesday 7:15 a.m:
Since watching this video yesterday a couple of times, I've now shared it with five other people. Only one seems to feel there is some worthy content. The other four agree with me that the video certainly does not constitute either some sort of PR disaster for the Palins or an example of Todd coming "unglued." A couple of viewers, when I pointed out that the second part of the video is supposed to have started after Todd purposefully "bumped" into Hawk, feel that Todd came close to losing it, but that he didn't come "unglued" in the sense Alaskans usually use the word.
This post is exactly the 400th chapter of the Saradise Lost series (Saradise Lost Books 1, 2, 3 & 4 = 355 chapters, Saradise Found = 31 chapters, Saradise Lost & Found = 14 chapters) Had Hawk asked any one of the four hundred questions many of us would have wanted to ask Sarah or Todd, or Sarah & Todd, that would be one thing. But he just started shooting. To me, Todd is responding to a tacky event in like manner - tacky.
One of the most recent comments is this:
Over at C4P the thugs are asking for Sarah to send the photos she took of Hawk so they can take care of him. WTF?
Typical tacky stuff from the people at C4P. As some know, they've done exactly the same thing to me, and to others.
Look - just because Sarah is the biggest pathological liar I've ever encountered, is the most divisive major political icon in American politics since George Wallace (or worse!), is the biggest political joke of the last generation and is ramping up the hatred level in the USA next by seizing the base of the Washington Monument on the anniversary of one of the most uplifting speeches of the 20th Century, to spew hate with the likes of Glenn Beck and Pam Geller, doesn't make a video like this into something it assuredly is not.
And promoting it as such is just plain silly, at best.