Diary

Barry's hand exposed by Bruce Wolpe?

H/T Tim Blair

The money quote from the Sydney Morning Herald:

An Obama ally assessed what Palin means: “This is a turnout election and the right will now turn out. I still think this is Obama’s race to lose but he could lose it unless our folks turn up the energy …

“Obama needs to help identify her over the weekend as a book burning fundamentalist with a secessionist husband, a wacky minister of her own and an appetite for pork barrelling. They need to marginalise her as a nice but extreme, fringe, inexperienced and slightly less than honest politician. Right now, she is America’s sweetheart …

“They have to demonstrate she is a radical conservative mannequin with a stylist.” I’m not sure what to make of this, it seems too pat. The paranoid part of me thinks this is an attempt at a “gotcha”, get the right all worked up over a fake story and then Wolpe comes out gleefully, “fooled ya!” You know, payback for the times the MSM and nutroots have been burned by pushing BS Palin stories.

On the other hand, these are exactly the accusations that have been thrown at Palin and have been demonstrated as false, with the exception of some pork. So, is this BS or a blue-print? Inquiring minds want to know.

Bruce Wolpe worked for Al Gore and is employed by Fairfax Media