Thursday, July 9, 2009
Nanook of the North, AKA, Sarah Palin, just keeps topping herself.
According to Jay Newton-Small, who interviewed soon-to-be-ex Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for this week’s Time magazine, the Palin camp vehemently blames Barack Obama for her ethics troubles.
For Palin, however, these aren’t isolated incidents. She believes they grow from the same root, which is too big and too formidable to ignore. “A lot of this comes from Washington, D.C. The trail is pretty direct and pretty obvious to us,” says Meg Stapleton, a close Palin adviser in Alaska. Awaiting a flight back to Anchorage from distant Dillingham, Stapleton adds that the anti-Palin offensive seems lifted straight from The Thumpin’, which describes the political strategies of Rahm Emanuel, who is now the White House chief of staff. “It’s the Sarah Palin playbook. It’s how they operate,” Stapleton says.
Palin and her Alaska circle find evidence for their suspicions about the White House in the person of Pete Rouse, who lived in Juneau for a time before he became chief of staff to a young U.S. Senator named Barack Obama. Rouse, they note, is a friend of former Alaska state senator Kim Elton, who pushed the first ethics investigation of Palin, examining her controversial firing of the state’s public-safety commissioner. Both Rouse and Elton have joined the Obama Administration. White House press secretary Robert Gibbs scoffed at the theory. “The charge is ridiculous,” he said. “Obviously there is no effort … From my vantage point, a lot of the criticism she is getting from others seems to be generated from self-inflicted wounds.
Palin is a sociopath: she blames everyone else for her mistakes, she knows it all, and she’s never wrong. Palin is entitled; she wants what she wants, and somebody else gets to pay for it, but if you get in her way, she will chase you down until she has you in her headlights and then, she will run over you.