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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sarah Palin on Newsweek - They Are Sexist (shocking, I know)

Sarah Palin on Newsweek

The choice of photo for the cover of this week's Newsweek is unfortunate. When it comes to Sarah Palin, this "news" magazine has relished focusing on the irrelevant rather than the relevant. The Runner's World magazine one-page profile for which this photo was taken was all about health and fitness - a subject to which I am devoted and which is critically important to this nation. The out-of-context Newsweek approach is sexist and oh-so-expected by now. If anyone can learn anything from it: it shows why you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, gender, or color of skin. The media will do anything to draw attention - even if out of context.

- Sarah Palin

Here's the thing... this picture does not even make me wonder how to "solve a problem like Sarah". It tells me she's fit and takes care of herself rather than sitting around eating crap all day and getting fat on politics the way so many others do. And how this picture shows she's "bad news for everyone" is also missed on me. Newsweek is sitting squarely on one side of the fence and the look naked when they're stupid.

Other delicious Newsweek Covers...

So... why on Earth do you suppose Newsweek has to come out and proclaim that Joe is no joke? One should never have to say that about someone... to defend them against the obvious. He is a joke and he's not the most common sense kind of guy they are trying to say he is. He opens his mouth and a whole shoe store falls out. 

And this one... this one just takes the cake. Is your baby racist? Are you kidding me??


Mikhail Silverwood said...

A lot of people call Sarah Palin stupid, especially liberals.
At first, I thought they were right. But then, listening to her a bit, I began to see what she actually was.

She often has poor speaking skills. Great politicians seem to always be able to ramble on about things; and that skill to always put words into mouth it what makes them appear knowledgable. Palin has none of that.

But that doesn't mean she isn't a good policy maker. I'm much more inclined to focus on her achievements as Governor and her McCain VP proposed policies.

Bug said...

Unfortunately, those moments of "poor speaking" were dramatized and replayed over and over by those wishing to emphasize any time she stumbled on any word. Often she was ambushed by reports and those interviewing her in an attempt to make fun. On the other side of the coin there were plenty of moments when she spoke well.

And a good speaker doesn't always make a good politician. Often those with the slickest tongues are the ones with the slickest lies.

Arc said...

Sure, she looks bad when the Mc Cain campaign walks her into two back-to-back ambush interviews

May we each take the moment necessary out of this day and any day we feel the need to remember those who have gone before us in defense of our freedoms. Without them... we would not be "here"... we would be in chains. ~Bug~