Last Palin post today

Nobody exposes rank political hypocrisy better than Jon Stewart (and nobody is more guilty of it than your modern Republican party).  This video is 5 minutes well-spent:

Quote of the day

Via TNR's The Plank:

A (Democratic) reader emails Jonathan Martin:

Mrs. Palin needs to be reminded that Jesus Christ was a community organizer and Pontius Pilate was a governor.

Christopher Orr

Bad Media!

I'm not a big fan of the Politico (talk about your conventional wisdom factory), but this Roger Simon column is brilliant.  A few highlights:

On behalf of the media, I would like to say we are sorry.

On behalf of the elite media, I would like to say we are very sorry.

We have asked questions this week that we should never have asked.

We have asked pathetic questions like: Who is Sarah Palin? What is her record? Where does she stand on the issues? And is she is qualified to be a heartbeat away from the presidency?

We have asked mean questions like: How well did John McCain know her before he selected her? How well did his campaign vet her? And was she his first choice?

Bad questions. Bad media. Bad.

It is not our job to ask questions. Or it shouldn?t be. To hear from
the pols at the Republican National Convention this week, our job is to
endorse and support the decisions of the pols…
But where did we go wrong with Sarah Palin? Let me count the ways:

First, we should have stuck to the warm, human interest stuff like how
she likes mooseburgers and hit an important free throw at her high
school basketball tournament even though she had a stress fracture.

Second, we should have stuck to the press release stuff like how she opposed the Bridge to Nowhere (after she supported it)…

Fourth, we should stop making with all the questions already. She gave
a really good speech. And why go beyond that? As we all know, speeches
cannot be written by others and rehearsed for days. They are true
windows to the soul.

Unless they are delivered by Barack Obama, that is. In which case, as
Palin said Wednesday, speeches are just a ?cloud of rhetoric.?

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