Now that her fifteen minutes of fame are up, Sarah Palin continues her war on the media. Now, a recent quote in one of her hometown newspapers has her lashing out at the “bored, anonymous, pathetic bloggers who lie.” Obviously, the blogging community is up in arms about this, because frankly the words that I’m writing (and I am a bit bored) are in the veil of anonymity not lies (I guess two out of three truths isn’t bad considering the source), express opinions and feelings about something more than Sarah Palin. These views and opinions – like so many of my peers – are my feelings on why Sarah Palin isn’t qualified to be Vice-President of the United States of America. My ammunition for many of my blog articles about Sarah Palin are the very words that she is quoted as using.
Since losing the election, Sarah Palin has apparently be slammed on the interview circuit and much what they’re looking for is dirt. With everything flying around about her daughter, her son’s birth, and what comes next it’s no wonder that she’s a bit overwhelmed. The following quote, from Esquire’s upcoming magazine sums up her feelings for some of the people writing about her.
I’m not sure if I’m writing this for informational content or humor, but since both the Associated Press and LA Times are making a big deal about it, I’ll throw it out for a laugh. Apparently two men, Daniel Cowart (20) and Paul Schlesselman (18) of West Helena, Arkansas (yes, Arkansas) were charged in the US District Court in Nashville and charged with illegal possesion of a sawed-off shotgun (in Arkansas?), conspiracy to rob a gun store, and making threats against a major presidential candidate. (I guess the charge is different if it’s not a major candidate?)
Without offending anyone, I’m kind of happy that Obama’s campaign declined to comment on this. After reading Brian Waks being quoted as saying,
“Both individuals stated that they would dress in all white tuxedos and wear top hats during the assassination attempt,” Weaks said. “Both individuals further stated they knew they would and were willing to die during this attempt.”
I’m still sort of chuckling. You don’t think this would have been a little odd in any place other than Arkansas? I hear that they’re questioning Elmo for his role in this plot, too. Does George W Bush have an alibi here? Come on guys, you can do better than this, right?
Bonus credit to those that get the reference to “yewts.”
When word of Raffaello Follieri being questioned about fraud came to light, my first thought was pretty straight-forward: “so that’s the kind of money it takes to date Anne Hathaway?” And, even now, I’m not sure that I blame him all that much – Anne Hathaway is hot!
But, all good things must come to an end, and Raffaello’s 15 minutes are up. People is reporting that Raffaello Follieri has been sentenced to 4.5 years in prison after pleading guilty to 14 counts of wire fraud, money laundering and conspiracy.
Through an interpreter Follieri is quoted as saying “What I did was wrong and there is no point in making excuses. I will never be able to wash away the shame. I just hope that someday those who have been hurt by my actions will forgive me.” Hmmmm… wonder how Anne’s feeling now. (More of my opinion after the jump.)