Thursday, September 04, 2008

A "pit bull" brandishing a baby

It's always a treat to read what the lefties are saying after the Republicans have a good night, but commentary on Palin's speech last night was absolutely ridiculous. Andrew Sullivan of the Daily Dish offered this terse bit of criticism,

"Did I just see Cindy holding Trig? I mean: can we have it one way or the other? Either the family is out of bounds or it is in the spotlight. Brandishing a Down Syndrome child as a campaign statement is daring the press to ask questions about him. And if you are going to hold the baby in front of the cameras, how can you say that the details of his birth cannot even be discussed?"
It's ironic. To the left, the choice to allow a doctor to brandish a weapon to suck the life out of a downs syndrome baby is not out of bounds, but let a family pass around their adorable infant born alive and the liberals go bonkers and cry, "Stop brandishing your baby!"

If having a child in front of the camera is daring the press to ask questions about the birth then when are the media going to start asking if Obama's kids are really his, given how little he's actually home? Honestly, I don't think Obama supporters really want to discuss the details of Trig's birth, remember their guy can't even decide when life begins.

Unlike the rest of America, Sullivan didn't find Piper Palin's spontaneous strokes of Trig's hair a slick move at all. (If you missed this precious clip, the YouTube is here.)

"10.40 pm. We've just seen a picture of a seven year old cradling and stroking the hair of a Down Syndrome infant. This, apparently, is relevant to deciding who should be the next vice-president of the United States."
Trig and Piper are part of the Palin family. Had they decided to keep Trig away from the the eye of the camera, everyone would have cried, "Scandal!" Oh wait, they're already doing that.

Towards the end of his commentary, Sullivan puts on his serious pundit's hat,

"11.03 pm. However admirable it is to be a mayor, is it really necessary to drip contempt for people who work as community organizers? It seems to me that Palin
doesn't quite have the stature to be putting down someone who has won millions of people's votes. This is a much more partisan speech than I was expecting."
Gee, who'd have thunk that the Republican's would be "partisan" at their own convention? Clearly, Sullivan doesn't take too kindly to a woman poking fun at his man, Obama. Spunky's translation of Sullivan: "Come on, Palin. Get with the program. Shattering the glass ceiling is fine, but leave the pristine image of "The One" intact please!"

If putting down people who've won millions of votes is off limits, I'd say Barack Obama doesn't quite have the stature to criticize George Bush who earned 134,000,000 votes in 2000 alone. I'm sure we'll see all partisan criticism of Bush cease ASAP.

It does appear that a "pit bull" wearing lipstick, brandishing a baby certainly has the left quaking at the keyboard. If this is the best they could come up with, I'd say Palin won the day. Time will tell if it's enough to win the election.

The full text of Palin's speech is here. Hopefully the sarcasm comes through as well in print as it did live. If you're interested my commentary on Palin's speech is here.

If you're looking for more absurd lefty commentary, you'll have to find that on your own.

Update: I know I said find the absurd commentary on your own, but the Palin complainers are just beside themselves. Now it's her hair.

"With her long, straight, often pinned-up locks, Palin looks one humid day away from fronting a Kiss cover band.

It’s about 20 years out of date," said Boston stylist Mario Russo of the Alaska governor’s ’do. “Which goes to show how off she might be on current events."

And what does Nancy Pelosi's or Hillary Clinton's hair say?

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