Monday, June 13, 2011

More Quote of the Day Honorable Mention Part 307

Special "Good and Evil" Edition

Bryan Preston, at The PJ Tatler:
“The media has found no ‘smoking guns’ while killing trees to pore over every word of Sarah Palin’s emails. But the exhaustive search did unearth a touching letter that Gov. Palin sent out to friends and family just a few days before the birth of her fifth child, Trig. Read the entire letter here, especially if your name is Andrew Sullivan (who should be shamed into silence, but we all know he won’t be). I won’t excerpt it; read the whole letter. The person who wrote that beautiful, guileless letter in 2008 has been vilified to the point of personal destruction ever since. That says quite a lot about the media and the left. They take obvious good and twist it into unrecognizable evil. I’m personally agnostic as to who should win the GOP presidential nomination, or even if Gov. Palin will enter the race. And if she enters, she should compete like everyone else and prove that she has what it takes to defeat Obama and get the country back on the right track. But if America can’t elect the person who wrote that letter about the arrival of a special needs child, if America sees Barack Obama side-by-side with the author of that latter, and then selects the ideologue and failure that is Obama, then it says more about us as an electorate than it says about Palin as a candidate.”
“Remarkably, Sullivan remains a Trig Truther. Sad... How can someone be so evil?”
Rick Moran, at American Thinker Blog:
“How we deal with unwanted challenges and reversals in life is far more an important indicator of character than writing books or making pretty speeches. And if the trolling by the mainstream media through the 24,000 Sarah Palin emails has shown anything of relevance, it is contained in one email the governor sent to friends and family about the impending birth of Trig... I wonder how many of her critics would have had the courage to face what she faced, or the strength of character to see an opportunity for love rather than a crushing burden. This is the Sarah Palin every American should get to know. They still might not vote for her, but she will receive a respect from fair minded people that wasn't there before.”
Dan Collins, at POWIP:
“In the headline, The Daily Mail states that Palin ‘plays God’ in reacting to Trig’s birth (whereas aborting him would have been prudent), but in the article, it states that she’s imagining what God had in mind, giving her a son with Down Syndrome.”
John Hawkins at Right Wing News:
“How do people read a privately written email that’s as sensitive and thoughtful as that and still allow themselves to believe a hate-driven, cartoonish version of reality? How do they read that and stomach relentlessly spewing a river of venom at that woman AND her children for purely political purposes? It’s amazing that human beings can behave like that and look at themselves in the mirror. As to the Trig Truthers, it would be nice if this shook them from their delusional state — but as I always say about conspiracy theorists, they didn’t come to believe in the conspiracy because of logic, so it’s going to be difficult to logic them out of it.”
ZIP at Weasel Zippers:
“Not exactly what the left was hoping for with the release of her e-mails.”
Ron Devito, at US for Palin:
“When the State of Alaska released over 24,000 of Gov. Palin’s emails, the mainstream media feeding frenzy was on to come up with the next ‘-gate’ story. Surely in that batch of emails, there had to be some buried bodies, corruption, bribery, embezzlement of tax-payer funds, a nice, salacious sex scandal, curse and threat-laden emails, or written displays of egregious bad judgment. Now, into its third day, reporters have found nothing of the sort. Even the normally left-leaning CNN concluded from their reading of the stack that Gov. Palin was a hard-working public servant committed to her constituents’ best interests.”
John Kass, at the Chicago Tribune:
“In a world of political emails, why wait for the real thing?”
Lucy McCalmont, at Politico:
“Emails released Friday show Sarah Palin and her family were determined not to have their oldest child singled out while he was stationed in Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks, Alaska... According to released emails, Track Palin, 22, was ‘deathly afraid of being given special treatment or attention,’ Palin wrote, especially during the governor’s visit to the base where he and the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team were until deployed to Iraq in September 2008.”
Dan Eggen and Nia-Malika Henderson, at the Washington Post:
“The messages underscore Palin’s role as a sincere budget-cutter and an opponent of pork-barrel spending... She appears eager to do battle with her political opponents, while remaining fiercely protective of those loyal to her.”
R. Jeffrey Smith, at the Washington Post:
“Sarah Palin for the most part hews closely these days to the Republican Party’s political orthodoxy. She says she hates President Obama’s health-care legislation; favors a smaller, less-costly government; stridently opposes abortion; and believes in American exceptionalism. But on one issue in particular — the party’s long-standing ties to large oil and gas companies that have helped underwrite its attempts to seize and hold power in Washington — the Palin that emerges from e-mails during her Alaska governorship is a definite renegade.”
Anugrah Kumar, at Christian Post:
“Sarah Palin’s emails, released late last week demonstrating how she found strength and guidance in her Christian faith, are the latest target of the mainstream media...”
Armstrong Williams, at The Hill's Pundits Blog:
“Sunday, the coup de grace: The Associated Press reporting that Palin’s emails painted her as an ‘image-conscious, driven leader angling for higher office.’ Well now, they just described every member of the U.S. House and Senate... This would be funny if the handling of the release by the media weren’t so sad. If only the press corps threw the same amount of time and energy into uncovering why this administration can’t seem to create one job in the private sector. The Huffington Post’s John Linkins said it best on Friday when pondering if the press were really performing a public service, or just wasting a lot of time in scouring mundane and overall meaningless emails, saying, ‘It’s really not hard to think that the joke might somehow be on us.’ Indeed, it is.”
Noel Sheppard, at NewsBusters:
“Much of the media made fools of themselves with their excited obsession over the release of Sarah Palin’s gubernatorial e-mails, but NBC News went the furthest, sending, as did CNN, reporters to Juneau as the network uniquely led its Friday night newscast by hyping the non-news as a major event.”
Noel Sheppard, at NewsBusters:
“Amy Holmes of America's Radio News Network made a fabulous observation Sunday concerning the New York Times and the Washington Post asking readers to go through Sarah Palin's email messages to assist them in finding dirt on the former governor. Appearing on CNN's ‘Reliable Sources,’ Holmes marvelously concluded, ‘The media it seemed to me it was like they were putting out an 'America’s Most Wanted' tipline to try to find something to try to nail Sarah Palin...I think the media needs to go to rehab with Anthony Weiner and get over their obsession with this woman.’”
Adrienne Ross, at Motivation Truth:
“Haters are a bit confused at what they've found while dissecting Governor Palin's emails. Or are they confused at what they haven't found?”
Carole, at
“The crowdsourcing armies and the mainstream media gave it their best shot but the unprecedented dig into 24,000 of Governor Sarah Palin's e-mails turned up nothing but proof that she was a competent, engaged leader who did her job well and stuck to her principles. Today cyberspace is thick with the disappointment of all those would-be Woodwards and Bernsteins who had hoped to uncover some embarrassing missive, some hypocritical decision or some gotcha type of proof that the media and her political enemies were right about her all along. They weren't.”
Patterico at Patterico's Pontifications:
“By the time they get done swarming these, she will be the most vetted candidate on earth.”
VoterMom at The Crawdad Hole:
“Way to go, media! I am sure you will find proof there that Palin singlehandedly brought down the real estate market, created flawed derivatives and bet against them, funneled money to Wall Street cronies through stimulus bailouts, and gave cover to BP & TransOcean negligence that destroyed the Gulf Coast. I commend the NYT & WaPo for their fearless, tireless journolisticism. This truly proves your unbiased objectivity! No one can ever accuse you of being propaganda machines after this!”
Steve Gilbert at Sweetness & Light:
“The AP’s disappointment is palpable. All those reporters and volunteers working around the clock — and all for naught. They found no dirt, only a hard working governor. And that wasn’t our media watchdogs’ plan at all.”
The People's Cube:
“Comrades! Pouring through Palin's emails was not a wasted effort. We have hit pay dirt. Sarah Palin had received an email from one Mr. Burkfassa, a reputable bank officer of the Nigerian Commerce Bank. Mr. Burkfassa found himself in the unfortunate position of discovering a 15 million dollar deposit in his bank that had been made by one Mr. Flueger, who recently died in a plane crash while surveying oil properties from the air in Nigeria. Mr. Flueger had no heirs and Mr. Burkfassa did not want his bank to make a 15 million dollar windfall. He instead with his humanitarian heart, wanted the money to go to the local orphanage. He graciously sought Sarah Palin's assistance to help him with his idea of having her claim to be the heir to the funds. He offered to do all the paperwork and in return was willing to let her have 15 percent of the money for her trouble. Sarah Palin refused to answer! How many starving orphans could have had life a little better if she would have just said yes? It is obvious Sarah Palin hates people from Nigeria Africa and they aren't even worth the decency to respond to when their email's show up in her inbox.”
William Teach at Pirate's Cove:
“So, basically, what we learned from the whole email affair that Palin was a hard working governor, a thoughtful mother, and that the political Left was already unhinged over her serving.”
The Rat at The Constitution Club:
“So, after feverishly poring over more than 13,000 emails detailing almost every aspect of Sarah Palin’s time as governor of Alaska, what sorts of evil-doing and skullduggery did the dutiful lackeys of the left-wing press uncover? Nada. Zip. Nothing. Thanks for playing. The non-treasure trove of more than 24,000 pages of emails paints a picture of Palin as an idealistic, conscientious, humorous and humane woman who was slightly bemused by the crazy world of politics. What’s a bitter Palin-hater to do with that terrible bit of non-news? Much to the dismay of the left, Sarah Palin emerges from their idiotic inquisition with her reputation not only intact – but considerably enhanced as well. Think – for just a moment – how demoralizing and godawful this is for liberals. They must feel like they have died and gone to what goes around comes around hell. There isn’t a more deserving bunch. ”
PJ-Comix at DUmmie FUnnies:
“And what did they find? Nothing. No gotchas. Just a hard-working governor taking care of business. What a letdown! DUmmies disappointed, big-time...”
Jeannette DiLouie at Words From the Right:
“What the media wants, the media gets. Problem is, they don’t always like what they’ve thrown temper tantrums for, kicking and screaming and beating their fists on the floor like so many overly indulged toddlers. The media was undoubtedly hoping for titillating affairs, racism or the trademark Sarah Palin stupidity they’ve worked so hard to invent. What they got, however, was nothing... We’re supposed to believe that the second Sarah Palin was nominated Vice President, she did a complete 360 personality-wise and went stark raving mad? Come on media. You can do better than that with 13,000 emails, can’t you? Then again, considering how she keeps leaving you in the dust – literally and figuratively – maybe not.”
- JP

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