Saturday, August 1, 2009
Here they go again biting on Sarah's ankles. You know who Sarah is: the one they call a nobody, insignificant, the one they hope will run in 2012 so they can walk all over her, the one who is too unintelligent, too small-town, and too cute to ever be a legitimate political threat. Yes, that Sarah Palin: the same one they can't stop talking about, are scared to death of, and intent on destroying because everything she is reminds them of everything they wish they were but lack the courage to be. Now that she is no longer the governor of Alaska and the non-ethical complaints have come to a screeching halt, they must find a new avenue to try to annihilate her. Surely you didn't think it was over, did you? Surely you didn't trust that the people who attacked her religious beliefs, her oldest daughter, her youngest son, and her character would resign from their hellish assignment on July 26th. Oh, surely you are smarter than that. They can't stop because they're still scared, still lusting after her ankles, and still desperate in their attempt to get rid of her. So what now?
Well, now they're attacking her marriage. Oh yeah, the new rumor states that Sarah has left Todd and that this is why she resigned. The new rumor says that they weren't speaking to each other at her farewell speech in Fairbanks. You can read the rumor here and here. Meghan Stapleton, Sarah's spokesperson, issued a response to the rumor today:
"Yet again, some so-called journalists have decided to make up a story. There is no truth to the recent “story” (and story is the correct term for this type of fiction) that the Palins are divorcing. The Palins remain married, committed to each other and their family, and have not purchased land in Montana (last week it was reported to be Long Island).
Less than one week ago, Governor Palin asked the media to “quit making things up.” We appreciate that the more professional journalists decided to question this story before repeating it."
Sarah dealt with the rumor this way:
"Divorce Todd? Have you SEEN Todd? I may be just a renegade hockey mom, but I'm not blind!"
So now they have made up that she and Todd are divorcing, and she's moving to Montana with the kids. Why is this so absurd? What's the big deal? Don't people divorce all the time? What makes them so special? Check out what I tweeted earlier when I heard the rumor:
About divorce rumors: Anyone who has been in the presence of Todd and Sarah, and has seen them look at each other, knows this is nonsense.
You would think the Left would see in Sarah the same qualities they herald. After all, she is a strong woman who was raised by strong parents who expected the girls to do what the guys did. She hunted, worked, played sports. She wasn't given a pass in rugged Alaska. So when it came time to pave her way in politics, she just did what she had always done: she went for it--never using her gender as an excuse to whine or be pampered. Sarah Palin has worked hard to get where she is. Yes, that part fits into the Left's definition of a strong woman. So what's the problem? 1) They expect that kind of woman to be a Democrat and 2) They are offended that she has come so far while simultaneously submitting to Todd and proudly loving her five beautiful children. Even the word "submitting" rubs them the wrong way. It's so...archaic, they think. And FIVE kids? Why, that's so...domestic. And be not deceived: The fact that she is drop-dead gorgeous after having those five children bugs the snot out of them, believe me! It would suit their agenda well if Sarah and Todd went their separate ways.
But from a personal perspective, back to my tweet...
I have had the privilege of being in the presence of this couple over the course of three days in New York in June and most recently in Alaska. When they look at each other, the love is evident. The suggestion that they were not talking in Fairbanks is absurd. On the platform, in one sweet moment, Sarah and Todd reached for one another and sat there holding hands. I was too slow with the camera to catch a picture of the hand-holding, but I did get a picture of his hand on her leg and another with his hand on her waist at the close of the ceremony. In that second picture, I somehow didn't get Todd, Sarah, and Trig's face. I managed to get a picture of their midsection only. Perhaps that wasn't a mistake at all, as it clearly shows Todd's hand. Concerning this, I tweeted earlier:
My blog will have a pic I took at Fairbanks picnic of Todd & Sarah. Rumor says they weren't talking 2 each other?! Well, they were touching!
The last two pictures are ones that I did not take. See the love?!