Tuesday, September 8, 2009

On war photo, Sarah Palin again speaks out of righteous ignorance


The self-appointed leader of the lowly opposition, a person whose greatest single summer feat was to walk away from the job the people of Alaska elected her to do, a twitchy woman who challenged President Obama to an arm wrestling match earlier year, has now gathered her credentials to speak on the moral complexities of war, media, responsibility, and family grief.

Sarah Palin called the Associated Press's decision to release a battlefield photo of a dying Marine over the family's objection "an evil thing to do."

Lacking a podium, a network, or a job, she again relied on her Facebook page to make this sermonic declaration.

Palin, who widely distributed photographs of herself hunched above a bloody moose she had just slaughtered during her 2008 vice-presidential campaign, called the photograph “a sacred image.”

(The only implied comparison here has to do with the ex-gov's under-enlightened photographic sensitivity).

Lance Corporal Joshua Bernard died in Afghanistan (a war that former governor Palin endorses). In fairness, she was not the only person who had concerns with the image transmitted of the young man’s dying moments.

However, very few individuals chose such words and syntax and were so blatantly opportunistic (that is, wanted to act like presidential material, no matter how disingenuous or at whose expense) that it came out so hollow and didn’t even maintain a consistent grammatical person.



Unknown said...

A-friggin-Men Chimp!!!!

intelliwench said...

If only there was less media coverage of Palin shooting her mouth off (even if only on Facebook) and more media coverage of the actual war, there would be real pressure to end the conflict.

(You may say I'm a dreamer . . .)