Saturday, April 16, 2011

Saturday Sarah: Hypocrisy & Palin's Birther base.

Last week saw Palin trying to keep touch with reality without completely alienating the large segment of her support base that subscribes to "birtherism". Without a shred of self-awareness, the now facebookin'-an'-twitterin' queen made the "what is he hiding?" gigantic appeal to ignorance:

"I think that he was born in Hawaii because there was the birth announcement put in the newspaper, but obviously if there's something there that the president doesn't want people to see on that birth certificate that, uh, you know, he's going to great lengths to make sure that that isn't shown and that's kind of perplexing for a lot of people."
If failure of a campaign to sufficiently address outstanding questions is proof positive of some kind of deception or cover-up, Palin herself "has some 'splainin to do".

Now, for the record, I don't think the claims of "babygate" at this point pass Occam's razor, but that's the point: Neither do the outlandish tinfoil-hat birther conspiracy theory that many of Palin's supporters are devout believers in.

For both Palin and her supporters, their zeal to attack Obama over his origin of birth while simultaneously ignoring the horribly fumbled outstanding questions about Palin's own campaign prop only further illustrate the today's conservative's adopting a partisan rabidness that accepts outright hypocrisy and glaring double standards as machiavellian necessities.


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