Friday, April 24, 2009

Friday In the Twilight Zone

Celtic Diva has a very interesting post this morning.

In it, she has listed comments from readers of the New Republic, reacting to Palin's press release

The article, which contains nothing other than the press release, has the blaring headline "Latest Complaint Deemed Outrageous Alarming New Development in Alaska Politics".

The remarks following the article indicate that most commenters are absolutely certain that the complaints are part of some sort of nefarious organized effort... and that David Axelrod, political consultant from Chicago and Senior Advisor to President Obama is the "mastermind" behind it... especially the latest ethics violation complaint.

I keep half-expecting Rod Serling to step into view, cigarette in hand, saying "We present for your consideration..." - and then letting us know about the bizarre alternate reality into which we have embarked.

Except that what's happening here isn't a fictional TV show (though it does make pretty good theater). The bizarre reality is only in these lunatics' minds.

During my morning coffee, I thought this over.

Why would anyone jump to the assumption that David Axelrod, the White House or the National Democratic Party is somehow involved with what is actually a true grass-roots effort to make a rogue governor follow the law?

How do you get there from here?

The, during my second cup, it hit me: Because that's how the Republicans do things!

That's exactly how this whole "Teabag Party" idiocy came about!

"Teabaggery" didn't start as a grass-roots effort.

It was a perfect example of astroturfing.

The Tea Party campaign
actually was organized by a paid Republican consultant and strongly promoted by "Unfair and Unbalanced" Fox News.

So naturally, these wackjobs who see a left-wing conspiracy under (and in) every bed just assume that every effort to hold Sarah Palin accountable must have received marching orders from Obama's minions.

Because, after all, Obama is really really worried that Sarah will run against him in 2012, and such as.



Matt Osborne said...

Becasue the position flexible, also!

Wolfe Tone said...

Yep, you betcha!
Apparently, the Sarah Plain Legal Defense Fund is set to be announced today.
The Defense Fund will be headed up by Wasilla realtor Kristen Cole, whose sole qualification is that she attended Wasilla High School with Sarah.

Wolfe Tone said...

My friend Elwood at I Eat Gravel has a few more tidbits concerning Ms. Cole, as does RunninL8 at "WE'RE NOT THAT STUPID!"

Philip Munger said...

I love being part of the vast left-wing conspiracy.

Oops!!! -- Gotta go, my George Soros secret decoder ring just started flashing. If I don't call within 90 seconds, an implant Al Gore put in my brain will explode.

Wolfe Tone said...

Yep, part of the charm of the vast left-wing conspiracy is how UNcoordinated it is.

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