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Sex, Lies and Sarah

October 29, 2009

The media's useful idiot won't go away.

Last night, Lawrence O’Donnell, substituting somewhat grimly for the convulsive Keith Olbermann, closed “Countdown” by recycling—almost in its entirety—a CBS Morning  News interview with Levi Johnston as a way of replaying the deadbeat dude’s charge that Sarah called baby Trig a “retard” and his threat to unload “something huge” on  her if Palin came back at him.

O’Donnell followed this clip with a brief conversation with an Alaska talk show host that added no value to the non story.  The point of the segment, aside from the opportunity it offered to horn in on a few secords of Johnston’s 15 minutes, was to air out Palin’s family issues again.  For members of the leftwing media this is a fatal attraction.  They can’t get enough of it and of the opportunity it provides to bash—under the pious guise of chastising hypocrisy–what their postmodernist comrades in the academy deride as “heteronormativity.” 

(Although it is also true that they love the punning sexual innuendoes Bristol’s tongue-tied backwoods baby daddy–“something HUGE”;  “Levi’s salty nuts”–provides, either by a slip of the tongue or by slipping off his clothes for Playgirl.)

The nasty voyeurism,  suffocating enough in the case of Olbermann and others at MSNBC, has reached  Krafft-Ebbing proportions in the  case of faux conservative   blogger Andrew Sullivan. The Pope of America’s Gays spent the entire campaign season last year positioning Palin in the gynecological stirrups of his blog so as to examine with Groundhog Day monotony the circumstances of Trig’s delivery.  A contemptuous critic of the “birthers,” Sullivan doesn’t seem to realize that in his giddy fixation with Sarah’s private parts he has become one himself. Even today he can’t let the subject go any more than the 9/11 conspiracists can abandon their loony calculus of exactly how Bush set the charges that brought down the Twin Towers. Levi gives him the strength to keep the obsession going. That he finds Johnston so friggin hot makes the political part of the story weirdly personal for Sullivan.  Until a couple of years ago, I  always admired  his work.  I wish he knew how to quit the Palins.

  1. David Forsmark permalink
    October 29, 2009 10:37 pm

    Zowie! Too many great sentence in here that I wish I had written, that I can’t even pick one out to highlight!

    • Jack Hampton permalink
      October 30, 2009 1:20 pm

      I agree with Mr. Forsmark I stand in awe this post is a keeper. Sullivan and company my be referred to as dumbing deviancy down and joining the Truthers in the loony bin.

  2. Mark J. Koenig permalink
    October 29, 2009 11:40 pm

    Peter, though I fully agree with the points you make above, I’d appreciate it if you’d kindly refrain from describing Andrew Sullivan as “The Pope of America’s Gays”. I certainly owe no allegiance to him or his twisted world-view. I’ve in fact been quite disgusted with his rants for several years – ever since he came down with a bad case of Bush Derangement Syndrome and began spouting psychotic rubbish. I’m also certain I speak for many conservative gays in this regard. Of course I realize you are painting with a very broad brush in order to make a point, but I’d prefer not to be associated with Sullivan’s sick sexual obsession with a world-class loser like Levi Johnston. Psychopathia Sexualis indeed.

    As for “heteronormativity”, you are correct that postmodernist social theorists use this as a term of derision to mock what they view as a narrow-minded set of sexual mores. It’s not so much that these people consider Sarah Palin and her family guilty of this narrow-mindedness (they certainly do), but that her politics so threaten their leftist world-view that they can’t resist taking repeated cheap shots at her. In so doing, however, all the left really accomplishes is to telegraph its own mortal fear of a Palin candidacy. Conservatives would do well to take note of this and realize what a powerful political asset she is.

    • David Forsmark permalink
      October 30, 2009 6:05 am

      Insert Self-Appointed in front of Pope, and everybody’s happy. It’s implied in the text, but okay.

  3. oldwolves permalink
    October 30, 2009 6:28 am

    Liberals truly believe, that by the virtues of being liberal ,they are exempt of any ism’s. Racism,sexism… They can say and repeat anything they feel because what they say is right. No matter the facts or anti social civil behavior.

    The Left has a creepy way of arguing the person and not the point. Most every time you hear their ‘arguments’, they inevitably attack the personal life of their target. Because they fear. I truly believe that they know, deep down inside, how wrong they are,but they just keep marching on for fear of stopping and then having to face the truth in those quiet moments of self reflection. As proof of that I offer a simple theory. How often do you see a liberal become a conservative as apposed to a conservative become a liberal? These new conservatives have seen the truth and accepted they were wrong. And as mature adults they confronted their lives and their fears and have moved on to better things. But the liberal, left behind, still fears because they have been shown proof positive that you don’t need liberalism to be a success.
    When shown the awful truth you have two choices. Accept and rebuild, or lie and cover the mirrors. There are no shiny surfaces in the houses of the left. Just fear.

  4. Joseph White permalink
    October 30, 2009 6:31 am

    Leave it to the lefties to think with their reproductive organs. It’s just too bad that the left is a mental disorder and their poster lovers are an evolutionary dead end.

  5. October 30, 2009 7:26 am

    the left in this country as epitomized by the likes of Anita Dunn, Holder, Brower, and every appointee of this president should convince regular democrats that their party has been taken over by the radical left who are headed up by president Obama. The financing that makes all of this chaos possible is being spearheaded by George Soros a socialist billionaire who hates this country. The poison that they and their organizations are spewing throught out this nation is unprecedented.
    It is essential that Americans of all political persuasion recognize who the enemies are and they are by the most part residin g at the white house!
    To all who refuse to acknowledge this I ask that you seek out from where these people came from……better realize that unless you do, you too will be a directly affected from the policies that are currently being formulated and under the public radar untill it’s too late!

  6. Louise permalink
    October 30, 2009 10:20 pm

    Wouldn’t want this story to get anymore coverage than it already has — thanks for blogging about it and shooting it all over the internet.

    Given recent news like this, I don’t think its a good idea for Sarah Palin to go on Oprah. She may have to handle some tough left-wing questions — we all know how that turned out in the campaign. She should slow down and be careful. Hope she studies up for this interview, but I just don’t think she’s ready for it yet.

    • Jack Hampton permalink
      October 31, 2009 7:11 am

      Let not your heart be burdened Sarah Palin will do just fine I assure you. She will not be befuddled by Oprahs brilliance and since her book was a best seller before it even hit the racks I feel sure she is ready and has no problem now that she is out from under the sniveling McCain handlers speaking her mind which you will find most Americans agree with to a great degree. One thing that she will not be is a RINO.

  7. Joy permalink
    November 1, 2009 10:50 am

    Agree wholeheartedly with Jack Hampton! OUR Sarah NOT ready for the likes of OPRAH? Au contraire, mes amis!! I think she will very much be on terra firma in that interview! In fact, she will be QUEEN for THAT day – THAT’s for sure!! I think Oprah will recognize a worthy “sister” and, in fact, the two will be “big buds!” If there is ANY negativity in the air, I will be VERY surpised. I can hardly wait for the encounter! It should be a real eye-opener – and, unless Oprah pulls a totally out-of-character nasty, this interview (and I’m not sure Oprah intends this) might just be another Oprah-boosts-the-next-President moment. Even for television, this encounter will be a moment of giants (amazons?) meeting. Hear the Earth tremble even now!

    • Jack Hampton permalink
      November 2, 2009 4:59 am

      I doubt very seriously her and Oprah will be buddies I could be wrong but I doubt it. Oprah is an extreme liberal and will be trying to aid her soul mate Bambozzle. But I believe Gov. Palin will be more than up to the task.

  8. Joy permalink
    November 3, 2009 6:44 am

    Jack, I may have let my temporary euphoria cloud my otherwise more cautious optimism about Palin’s appearance on Winfrey’s show. You’re right about Oprah, though, she is a typical Lib and the exchange may not be all that warm. However, wonder what the studio audience will be like? Will it be evenly divided between the pro- and anti-Palin crowd? Or will it be filled with Palin fans? Oprah, too, needs to walk carefully – she stands to alientate millions of women who like Palin if she tries to “act up!” Definitely, however, something to anticipate, eh?

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