Salacious Coverage of the Palin Family -- Some Thoughts [Updated 4/4/2009 at 8:06 EDT]

On April 3, 2009, a “perfect storm” of negative publicity surrounded Alaska Governor Sarah Palin in matters pertaining to her family. In the first item, her husband’s half-sister was arrested on two charges of felony burglary. In the second item, Levi Johnston appeared on the Tyra Banks show to discuss his sex life with Bristol Palin. Apparently, another appearance is to occur on April 6.

Of course, those who hate Governor Palin have gleefully jumped on this “news” to proclaim her unfit for POTUS and unfit as Governor.

First are some items to consider regarding Tyra Banks:

  1. The Tyra Banks Show is a Jerry Springer type TV talk show.
  2. Another show of hers is “America’s Top Model.” The next person to be crowned “America’s Top Model” on Monday, April 6, 2009 is Michelle Obama.

Might Banks’ glamorization of Michelle Obama have something to do with Johnston’s appearance on her show which was clearly a slap at the Palin family? How much money did Johnston receive to talk about his rather inconsistent use of contraception and why is it so “newsworthy”? Obviously, the couple were either not using contraception that night, or were using it and it failed. This is news? Then there is the ridiculous insinuation that because Governor Palin “probably knew” (“mothers are smart,” according to Johnston), that she let them share a room in her house. I don’t doubt that she knew — and that she tried to keep them apart and did not approve of their relationship! What most likely happened is that they carried on their relationship when the Palin house was empty — which is the way most sexually active teenagers do it.

Following are some items to consider about some well-known politicians and their families:

  1. Senator Ted Kennedy killed Mary Jo Kopechne when he drunkenly drove his car off a bridge in Chappaquiddick.
  2. JFK and RFK were likely both having affairs with Marilyn Monroe and are reputed to be responsible for her death.
  3. Several of the Kennedy cousins are rapists.
  4. William Jefferson Clinton is a serial rapist, and settled one law suit. He was impeached for lying under oath in that law suit, and for suborning perjury for asking Monica Lewinsky to lie under oath. He was disbarred as an AR lawyer for five years.
  5. Obama was born out of wedlock.
  6. Obama’s aunt is an illegal immigrant.
  7. Obama’s brother lives in squalor in Kenya.
  8. Obama admitted to using cocaine in his books.
  9. A man by the name of Larry Sinclair claims to have performed gay oral sex on and smoked crack with Obama.
  10. Joe Biden’s son detained Sinclair. Shortly thereafter, Biden was nominated as Obama’s running mate.
  11. Joe Biden’s daughter was caught being involved with cocaine.
  12. Joe Biden lied about his wife being killed by a drunk driver.
  13. Obama spent 20 years of his life listening to racist Black Liberation Theology preached by Rev. Wright of “God D— America” infamy.
  14. Obama started off his career in the living room of domestic terrorist Bill Ayers.
  15. Former NY Governor Eliot Spitzer stepped down in disgrace after violating financial structuring laws he prosecuted Wall Street firms for when he was attorney general. The money he was structuring went to pay for $80,000 in prostitutes.
  16. Former NJ Governor Jim McGreevey had to resign over appointing his gay lover to a homeland security job for which he was not qualified. McGreevey and his wife also engaged in routine “threesomes” with his driver. His sordid sex life aside, McGreevey ran one of the most corrupt administrations in NJ history where “pay to play” was the rule.
  17. Former IL Governor Rod Blagojevich was impeached — unanimously by his own party — and indicted on 16 felonies.
  18. Gary Condit had an affair with Chandra Levy who was found dead in a park. Condit; however was cleared of any wrong-doing pertaining to Levy’s death.

The above is quite a long list — and I could have added more, but I think the point is made. This salacious news is nothing more than yet another attempt to smear a Governor who has accomplished more for her state than anyone in recent history. Those of you who follow this blog know that she averages at least four major accomplishments per week. Some of the characters listed above — who did far worse things than anyone in Governor Palin’s family ever did — are bent on destroying her. They see her as a threat.

And, it’s not just liberals. It’s so-called conservatives who are jumping on the bandwagon. Why? They want their shot at POTUS. And if Governor Palin stands in the way of their aspirations, they will stop at nothing to destroy her.

As for Levi Johnston; he clearly used Bristol for his own satisfaction and conquest, then threw her under the bus for fame (or more rather infamy) and fortune. She’s taking care of their child; he’s making a fool of himself on TV, and he sold himself out to a host who is a major Obama supporter.

Governor Palin is one of us. She suffers the same trials and tribulations common to most families. Out-of-wedlock conception is rampant today. It’s almost more the norm than the exception. Most families have at least one — sometimes more than one “black sheep.” And some families have members who suffer horrific physical ailments. Some have all of the above.

One good thing about these dark hours — they reveal to Governor Palin who her enemies are and who her friends really are.

This blog entry was updated to correct the list item pertaining to Gary Condit and Chandra Levy. No other other modifications have been made to this entry.