Why aren’t we reading about the real Palin rally that took place this weekend in Alaska? That would be this one …
… the one that was spontaneously organized and grew by leaps and bounds as the word spread (yeah, like wildfire) to the good folks of Alaska. Why don’t we hear about this rally in the mainstream press?
Never, have I seen anything like it in my 17 and a half years living in Anchorage. The organizers had someone walk the rally with a counter, and they clicked off well over 1400 people (not including the 90 counter-demonstrators). This was the biggest political rally ever, in the history of the state. I was absolutely stunned. The second most amazing thing is how many people honked and gave the thumbs up as they drove by. And even those that didn’t honk looked wide-eyed and awe-struck at the huge crowd that was growing by the minute. This just doesn’t happen here.
We heard mostly about the GOP-organized, scripted and scrubbed welcome home rally … but this one kinda got lost in the shuffle. What with the economy going into the toilet, and Palin refusing to cooperate in the Troopergate investigation, and Hurricane Ike, and even Lindsay Lohan and Sam Ronson weighing in against Palin … it’s perfectly understandable that there wouldn’t be space to report on this, right? Yeah, right. Right, right, right, right, right.
But overall, I’ve gotta admit, the press is doing better after the whole lipstick fiasco. The more the public demands something a bit closer to the truth – the more the press will move in that direction (with some exceptions … yeah, right, right, right, right, right).
So TPM is reporting on calls being made to Jewish voters in swing states, disparaging and spreading false rumors about Obama. And Eugene Robinson (no, not the bishop – the writer/commentator/pundit) weighs in on the never-ending, brazen lies coming out of Sarah Palin’s mouth. Just mind boggling that the American people could want such a person in a position of power (again). And in my last bit of politics for today, Andy Borowitz breaks the momentous story that Pit Bull owners are turning on the Gov.
Palin was not available for comment on the pit bull controversy, but a spokesperson for the McCain-Palin ticket offered this official statement: “Gov. Palin does in fact have one thing in common with a pit bull: Neither is capable of answering questions from reporters.”