Leave it to the Brits to cover something the American press refuse to acknowledge.
The trove of more than 13,000 emails detailing almost every aspect of Sarah Palin’s governorship of Alaska, released late on Friday, paints a picture of her as an idealistic, conscientious, humorous and humane woman slightly bemused by the world of politics.
One can only assume that the Left-leaning editors who dispatched teams of reporters to remote Juneau, the Alaskan capital, to pore over the emails in the hope of digging up a scandal are now viewing the result as a rather poor return on their considerable investment.
If anything, Mrs Palin seems likely to emerge from the scrutiny of the 24,000 pages, contained in six boxes and weighing 275 pounds, with her reputation considerably enhanced. As a blogger at Powerline noted, the whole saga might come to be viewed as “an embarrassment for legacy media”.
In another amazing feat of observation, Mr. Harnden also sums up nicely the American media’s obsession with Palin.
She is, however, viewed with a kind of horrified fascination by many in the media, who faithfully records everything she says and does while at the same time decrying her as ignorant and even evil.
How does he do it? He also nails the media projected image of Sarah:
…hardened into one of a brittle, even paranoid, politician who seethes with resentment, feels aggrieved and entitled and is intent on pursuing celebrity even at the expense of her family.
Mrs Palin as a person has become so remote that it is hard to assess how much, if any, of that widely-held caricature has a basis in truth. The email release could mark the end of a chapter of what conservatives have termed “Palin Derangement Syndrome”. Her enemies in the media appear to have overplayed their hand.
Get that? Seethes with resentment… aggrieved… entitled… pursues celebrity… (gasp!) at the expense of her fam-i-ly! Spout that with your finest Shakespearean accent along with your best Richard III squint and wobble.
C’mon fellas, there’s got to be at least one misspelled word in all those emails. Get on the stick there – you’ve got to report something negative!
By the way, I won’t even bring up the fact that while the LSM (Lame Stream Media) wets themselves over these emails, the LA Times still refuses to release a 2008 video of Obama toasting Rashid Khalidi, a former Palestinan operative. Read the rest and follow the links at Gateway Pundit. It will make your skin crawl.