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Dear Chicago Sun-Times: Why do you have hate merchants like Mary Mitchell, who don’t fact-check, on your pay roll?

Posted by iusbvision on September 14, 2008

The McCain Campaign needs to start aggressively debunking this stuff on their web site so people can see it. I wish everyone could come here and while we get plenty of hits, we know everyone doesn’t see this information.

This time it is Mary Mitchell in the Chicago Sun-Times and in her column she uses the word “HATE” three times and “SICK” four times in describing the Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin. This is an obvious case of what is becoming known as PDS or Palin Derangement Syndrome. Like most Americans, I see what these people say and I just laugh at them.

First it starts out with your basic, run of the mill statements of hate:

BY Mary Mitchell Sun-Times Columnist

September 13, 2008

Sarah Palin makes me sick. I hate that she was able to steal Barack Obama’s mojo just by showing up wearing rimless glasses and a skirt.

I hate that she makes Joe Biden look like John McCain and John McCain look like the maverick he is not.
I hate that Palin reminds me of Susan Sarandon’s feisty character in “Thelma & Louise.” I loved Sarandon in that movie, yet I couldn’t stand Palin’s feistiness at the Republican National Convention.

Sarah Palin makes me sick — not because she may speak in tongues — but because she is a fast talker.

Then it moves into a list of allegations like these:

Palin’s practice of billing the state for expenses incurred while staying in her own home.

[Debunked HERE]

Revelations that as mayor of Wasilla, she hired a Washington lobbyist to help her bring $27 million in earmarks to the small town.

[Debunked HERE]

Of course, we need the sexist attacks on being a working mother, which after a short time they realized that they needed to wheel out nutty far left women to make these attacks for them:

As for “hockey-mommin,” that’s a stretch, too.

Palin is the governor of Alaska. Granted, Alaska is a sparsely populated state, but being governor of any state has to be a full-time job.

Even with a supportive husband, I doubt seriously that Palin has time to be a hockey mom unless she is making a personal appearance on a campaign trail.

And while 7-year-old Piper Palin gave the world a fuzzy moment on stage at the convention when she licked her hand and smoothed her baby brother’s hair, and when Bristol, 17 and pregnant, held Trig against her chest while her mother shook the hands of adoring fans, I couldn’t help but wonder what it’s really like for these kids.

Keep talkin’. Every normal everyday American who sees this stuff is another vote for Palin.

Granted, the on the pay-roll part in the title is an assumption on my part. Mitchell may be a volunteer columnist, but if she isn’t getting paid to put this foolishness on display, that would mean that there may be more to my “nutty” comment than meets the eye.

How do newspapers and universities find these people? (… I know the answer to the question, it was just rhetorical:-)

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