3 comments November 8th, 2008at 10:15pm Posted by Eli
I think Gail Collins may be on to something here, even if only accidentally:
The Republicans are being way more nasty to Sarah Palin than the Democrats are to Lieberman. They’ve been portraying her as both a shopaholic and a woman who walks around in nothing but a bath towel, a hillbilly who’s also a prima donna. The leakathon climaxed this week when Fox News’s Carl Cameron announced that Palin did not know that Africa was a continent.
Palin says this is untrue. But the worst part is that if these people get any meaner, we’re going to wind up feeling sorry for her. This is not something we are looking forward to, Republicans, and we will resent you for it.
Republicans love to play the victim card, to claim that the liberal media or the Blue Meanies are treating them unfairly because it’s the only way to keep them down.
What do you want to bet that by 2012, if Palin runs for president, the source of the post-election attacks on her will be conveniently forgotten? That the same Republicans who propagated them will be deploring the shameful media attacks on Our Sarah, and claiming that they prove that the Democrats are deathly afraid of her looks and folksiness and prodigious command of policy?
What, no takers?