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Backstage in the arena, a little girl in Mary Janes pushes her brother in a baby carriage, stopping a few yards shy of a heavy, foot-long black curtain. When the girl, Piper Palin, turns around, she sees her parents thronged by admirers, and the crowd rolling toward her and the baby, her brother Trig, born with Down syndrome in Sarah Palin and her husband, Todd, bend down and give a moment to the children; a woman, perhaps a nanny, whisks the boy away; and Todd hands Sarah her speech and walks her to the stage. He pokes the air with one finger. She mimes the gesture, whips around, strides on four-inch heels to stage center, and turns it on. And how. Palin and the crowd might as well be one. Especially here in the heartland. Oh, man. Behind the curtain, Piper plays with other children, oblivious to the speech.
Poor Sarah Palin has had a truly terrible week, one that really proves the ol' maxim that men plan and God laughs. Or, in Palin's case, a woman plans and the lamestream media, once again, reveals its screwy priorities. This is because, as Palin told Greta Van Susteren of Fox News last week, the title of president would in some way "limit" her, and especially her ability to be a "maverick", and definitely limit her ability to earn money from Fox News acting as pundit from the TV studio they built for her on her property. Presumably she expected — and with good reason a phrase one rarely employs in connection to Palin — to be front page news the next day. Never mind that her candidacy was always going to be much less of threat to the Democrats than that of, oh let's say, Chris Christie, who also announced that he would not run this week. It's very, very hard not to imagine Palin grinning in anticipation at all the attention she would, once again, take away from the actual candidates by her announcement that she is Too Big To Run. And then, that west coast geek had to go and die. Yes, Steve Jobs had the temerity to die on the day Palin made her announcement — or, to be strictly accurate, for talk show host Mark Levin read out her announcement — meaning that all the talk in the papers the next day was of Jobs and how he changed the world blah blah and Palin was bumped to page The only talk about her was along the lines of " Is the Sarah Palin industry doomed? But not one without redeeming points!
In The Lies of Sarah Palin, Geoffrey Dunn provides the first full-scale and in-depth political biography of the controversial Republican vice-presidential candidate and former governor of Alaska. He also provides the shocking inside story of her betrayal of running mate John McCain during the presidential campaign and her self-serving resignation as governor in July of the following year. Dunn deftly places Palin in the American tradition of right-wing demagoguesfrom Huey Long to Joe McCarthyand details her troubling obsession with Barack Obama as it fuels her own political ambitions and a potential run for the presidency in The Lies of Sarah Palin is a journalistic tour de force that vividly reveals the Queen of the Tea Party movement as a vengeful and manipulative empress without clothes. This is the definitive book on Sarah Palin. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. A frequent contributor to The Huffington Post , where he has broken several national stories on Sarah Palin since the presidential campaign, Dunn has also served as a Senior Editor for Metro Newspapers in Northern California, where he has received awards for investigative journalism from the National Newspaper Association, the California Newspaper Publishers Association, and the Peninsula Press Club. His documentary films include the award-winning Calypso Dreams ; Miss…or Myth?
March 10, As is usually the case with media portrayals, particularly with controversial figures such as Ms. Palin, viewers will see the film through their own lenses, says John Pitney, professor of American politics at Claremont McKenna College in California.
Still, he outlines a way in which the film could have an impact. If he considers someone with only limited experience, such as Gov. They see many women politicians subjected to a double standard when it comes to family and clothing issues, she says. But perhaps the most unexpected potential result of replaying the campaign is the message it could send to the independent, undecided voter in the current presidential election. This is the group that both Republicans and Democrats most desire to sway as the election nears.
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