There you go again, blaming the MSM for running you out of office (can someone please point me to the apocryphal personal attacks on her downs syndrome son Trip?).
Truly, this incessant “play the victim” line of hers is the only thing that really bugs me. It offends my sense of strategery. Yes, it’s good to garner sympathy, but everyone who CAN name a major newspaper other than the Wasilla Frontiersman knows that if she thinks she’s being picked on now, just wait till she comes to the lower 48.
Take, for example, her Facebook entry: “[T]hough it’s honorable for countless others to leave their positions for a higher calling and without finishing a term, of course we know by now, for some reason a different standard applies for the decisions I make.” The not-so-subtle reference here is to President Obama leaving the senate after he was elected POTUS. But the comparison is, of course, ridiculous if for no other reason than that Obama only resigned his position AFTER being elected.
Now, some Palin apologists argue that in order to be on an even playing field with the likes of Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee, she can’t be up in Alaska where she’s isolated and tied down by that pesky “governor” job thing. She needs to be out raising money and glad handing in the lower 48. Fair enough. Politically it makes sense for her to get out of Dodge. But for the love of all that’s holy woman, don’t blame your choice on the media. Not only does it make you look thin skinned and unready for prime time, but your claims about being especially targeted are demonstrably untrue. Don’t believe me? Google “Hillary Clinton.”