Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Lies Are Multiplying

In the time since Governor Sarah Palin was named John McCain's running mate, our friends on the Left have busied themselves with perpetuating some of the most vicious rumors and outright lies that I have ever seen devised in any political climate. Perhaps the worst of the falsehoods is that then-Mayor Palin plotted to ban books from the Wasilla Public Library:

She did not demand that books be banned from the Wasilla library. Some of the books on a widely circulated list were not even in print at the time. The librarian has said Palin asked a "What if?" question, but the librarian continued in her job through most of Palin's first term.

So the infamous "list" is a complete fabrication. What I find most disappointing about all of this is that certain friends of mine on the other side of the aisle, including a person who personal and journalistic integrity I have hitherto placed in a position beyond reproach, are actively participating in the perpetuation of many of these falsehoods about Governor Palin.

I hope and pray that in the course of my political life, I do not become so desperate that in the name of victory I resort to the worst sort of libel imaginable-creating things in my opponent's record that are not only false, but were never present in any form. I think that many of the people who have been actively supporting Barack Obama have heard the falsehoods and believe them true, and as a result they think that they are duty-bound to spread false information.

Somehow, I get the impression that if Sarah Palin were a liberal Democrat, some of these questions about her fitness wouldn't exist-at least not to Democrats.

UPDATE (11:14 AM): The Wall Street Journal is reporting that its latest poll shows that a majority of Americans are comfortable with Palin as Vice President, in spite of the media barrage aganst her. Meanwhile, John Fund reports that the pack of craven vultures from the pits of Hell known as Democratic "operatives" have arrived in Juneau and Fairbanks and Anchorage to dig on Palin's record to find something that they can spin into the Fabrication of the Month.

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At Wednesday, September 10, 2008 9:40:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Gov. Palin were the Dem nominee for VP the questions would be coming from the right:
"How can she be fit to lead when she can't even take care of her family?", "How would she lead in a fiscally responsibile manner with her lobbying efforts for Alaskan earmarks?", "Can we, in a time of war, really afford a VP that needs on-the-job training?" And so on ... The only difference between the two is where the questions would be coming from.
Secondly, the "book banning list" currently making the rounds on the internet was debunked by liberal sites. I first heard about this and, at the sametime, learned it was false, was at the Washington Monthly's website. Are some knuckle heads still passing it around? Sure, but then they're also the sameones that more than likely believe in a second gunman on a grassy knoll so ... they're trivial except as a source point for conservative, right-wing, GOP whining.
It seems to me more and more everyday the conservative side simply can't dance to Lee Atwater's music.
You have no idea how unsettling I find that or how it keeps me up at night.



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