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This has been an up and down week for Sarah Palin in my humble view!

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Sarah Palin, eleventh governor of Alaska and 2...
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It sort of began for me with Tim Egan of NY Times opining about Sarah Palin and John Edwards being political grifters and sort of the bottom feeders in using politics to line their own pockets!

Then there is her campy vocabulary in her Tea Party speech, like “hopey-changey” and other gems in the dumb and dumber class. Reports from CNN seem to credit her with a “rousing speech”. I found her tone whiny, her vocabulary mind numbing and her style phoney!

Then there was my immediate disconnect when the Tea Baggers began ranting “Sarah for President” or words to that effect!

Is politics in the US more about pop emotions these days? He’s black and not my “cup of tea” so let’s go with Sarah’s sex appeal and “dumb and dumber” political discourse!

Pa-leeeese gimme a break!

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2010/02/07 at 10:15

Palin and Edwards – political grifters

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Timothy Egan writes opinion pieces in the Editorial pages of the NY Times. I think of him as the kind of guy who connects things which are not very pleasant some times.

In this paragraph from today’s column, he describes the obvious trait that John Edwards and Sarah Palin share. They are grifters, playing the game for their own monetary advantage with an infectious smile as they cash in!

Palin and Edwards are two of an American archetype, opportunists playing to outrage while taking care of themselves. They are both attractive, with that lucky combination of genes that rarely lands on more than one member of an extended family. They can both hold an audience without saying anything of substance, or even making sense.

The picture is not pretty but truth has no hold with pretty!

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2010/02/04 at 08:26

What is more off-center?

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I found this photo today and tweaked it with HDR effect by Picnik. Is it upside down, or rightside up, or does it matter?

Later on I have been taking a short peek at CNN’s ashen faced reporting about John Edwards finally admitting that he had an affair in 2006. Mickey Kaus and the Enquirer have been unstinting in pointing out that there was something to all the rumors about this anodyne bit of news.

The teen ager prurience of MSM in the US will now flourish for a while. Edwards will, of course, be kept away from the Obama crowning in Denver lest his “sin” mess with the almost too clean image of “the One”. Ho hum!

But what’s more off-center, an odd combination of rightside up/downside down or a sexual pecadillo by a minor US politician, or the mealy mouthed reporting about that tawdry business!

Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2008/08/08 at 12:48