Politico is the site that draws folks like me there several times a day for updates and breaking headlines. The piece there today that made me laugh and clap, and draw James into the office to see what was the cause for my outburst is printed, in part, below. Roger Simon tells it like it is at this time when the GOP is beating up the press, as reporters fight for our democracy.
On behalf of the elite media, I would like to say we are very sorry.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?John McCain know her before he selected her? How well did his campaign vet her? And was she his first choice?
We have asked questions this week that we should never have asked.
We have asked pathetic questions like: Who is
We have asked mean questions like: How well did
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).
Third, we should never have strayed into the other stuff. Like when The Washington Post recently wrote: “Palin is under investigation by a bipartisan state legislative body. … Palin had promised to cooperate with the legislative inquiry, but this week she hired a lawyer to fight to move the case to the jurisdiction of the state personnel board, which Palin appoints.”
Why go there? What trees does that plant?
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Thanks for sharing this. It is awesome 😀