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Friday, November 26, 2010

She's judged by a different standard

For those who have been in a cave all week, Sarah Palin accidentally referred to North Korea as an American ally on the Glenn Beck show this week. Unchastened by their humiliation at the hands of Christine O'Donnell (whom they accused of gaffing when she said it was time to party like 1773, and then discovered that was the year of The Tea Party), the Leftist media has gone after Palin with a vengeance. The Barracuda came back at them with a hard-hitting post on her Facebook page exposing their double standards (Hat Tip: Memeorandum).
  1. My fellow Americans in all 57 states, the time has changed for come. With our country founded more than 20 centuries ago, we have much to celebrate – from the FBI’s 100 days to the reforms that bring greater inefficiencies to our health care system. We know that countries like Europe are willing to stand with us in our fight to halt the rise of privacy, and Israel is a strong friend of Israel’s. And let’s face it, everybody knows that it makes no sense that you send a kid to the emergency room for a treatable illness like asthma and they end up taking up a hospital bed. It costs, when, if you, they just gave, you gave them treatment early, and they got some treatment, and ah, a breathalyzer, or an inhalator. I mean, not a breathalyzer, ah, I don’t know what the term is in Austrian for that…
Of course, the paragraph above is based on a series of misstatements and verbal gaffes made by Barack Obama (I didn’t have enough time to do one for Joe Biden). YouTube links are provided just in case you doubt the accuracy of these all too human slips-of-the-tongue. If you can’t remember hearing about them, that’s because for the most part the media didn’t consider them newsworthy. I have no complaint about that. Everybody makes the occasional verbal gaffe – even news anchors.

Obviously, I would have been even more impressed if the media showed some consistency on this issue. Unfortunately, it seems they couldn’t resist the temptation to turn a simple one word slip-of-the-tongue of mine into a major political headline. The one word slip occurred yesterday during one of my seven back-to-back interviews wherein I was privileged to speak to the American public about the important, world-changing issues before us.
There's more. Read the whole thing.

The double standard by which Palin is judged is disgraceful but unfortunately not unexpected.

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