Skip to comments.WashPost's Sally Quinn Insists Selfish Sarah Palin Needs a 'Long, Long, Silent Retreat'
Posted on 07/22/2014 7:28:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Sally Quinn founded the On Faith section of The Washington Post, and shes shown a repeated pattern of loathing conservative Christians, especially Sarah Palin.
In Saturdays , she went there again, trashing Sarah Palin as selfishly ruining our political culture, insisting she recommends a long long silent retreat for her. Rather typically, Quinn was cooing over a feminist Buddhist lecturer named Tara Brach:
Brach quotes the spiritual teacher Swami Satchidananda as saying that the difference between illness and wellness is the I in illness and the We in wellness.
What has been happening in politics in Washington lately is symptomatic of an Illness. Too many people are thinking of themselves and not of others...
Sarah Palin just called upon Congress to impeach President Obama. She says Washington is "broken. Yet she, perhaps more than anyone in our political culture, is representative of the I llness in our countrys culture. She is the epitome of self-centeredness. I suggest a long, long silent retreat for her.
This is just the latest insults in a long string. Consider a few choice examples:
September 3, 2008: Quinn insists Palin can't be a mom and vice president: "Here I am, supposedly part of you know, the -- what one would call the liberal elite media. That's what we've been all -- the critics of Sarah Palin have been called. And yet, taking the position that a woman with five children, including one with special needs, and a daughter who is a 17-year-old child who is pregnant and about to have a baby, probably has got to rethink her priorities. It seems to me that there is a tipping point, and I think that she's crossed the tipping point. I believe that it's going to be very difficult for her...I think this is -- this is too much."
July 8, 2009: On MSNBC, Quinn picks up this attack again: "Well, clearly, she has not put her family first...And these children have, it seems publicly, to have been exploited by her in a, I think, really unfortunate way." When challenged, Quinn was happy to elaborate: "Well, you know, she brings them all to the convention, including Trig, the baby. She brings the pregnant daughter with the boyfriend who clearly didn't want to be there. She then travels around with the children, using them as sort of photo ops...she brings the children up when she needs them to shore up her own image."
November 2009: When Palin's first book comes out and describes both her faith and her harsh treatment at the hands of media types like Katie Couric, Quinn went on a long rant about what God wanted for Palin, which ended this way:
Certainly Palin could say that God planned for her to publish a book that would be a huge, bestseller, go on Oprah, and make an enormous amount of money. Why would God choose her? Why would God look at the suffering around the world of so many millions and say, Sarah, I'm going to give you all of this.
Perhaps God wants more out of Sarah Palin.
You would think that God would ask of her to live her life as an example to others of a compassionate loving, caring person. One of the most powerful examples of God's love in the Bible is that of forgiveness. Turning the other cheek. But Palin's book is a screed against everyone who ever done her wrong.
Palin agitates the left because she doesn’t give them a chance to forget what a miserable failure Obama is. Its even worse because they all just know its true.
And, yet. Quinn can’t stop writing about her...
Palin agitates the left because she doesnt give them a chance to forget what a miserable failure Obama is. Its even worse because they all just know its true.-Cripplecreek
There, nothing more can be said by me.
Can’t they just stop talking about her? lol
Rent-free in commie’s heads......as usual.
Shouldn’t Sally Quinn be barefoot, pregnant and home cooking for hubby?
Sally Quinn slept her way to the top. (Married the boss.)
Oh maaan, I hope SP runs. Can you imagine if she won? Liberals would be falling into seizures in the street.
Obama and big government is the problem. Nothing else incenses the Left more than shining the light on the REAL problem and the truth.
God bless you Sarah.
Gotta love how Sarah pisses off the right people..meanwhile, Sally Quinn needs to jump off a cliff
Well, after all the awful things Sarah has said about Sally...wait, there weren’t any? Hmm...so tell me then, who is it that needs a long, long, silent retreat?
It amazes me how SP consistently interjects herself into any given news story at just the right moment and gets national coverage, almost anytime she wants, over and over and over.
Could the same thing be said of Geraldine Ferraro five years after losing in a Presidential election? Of course not.
Why can Sarah Palin command this type of attention? Well, most of us FReepers know why instinctively, way down inside without having to think it through.
I am convinced that Sarah Palin would have risen to national prominence very quickly even if McCain had not chosen her in 2008. And even with Romney’s minions working undercover to discredit her from the git-go and on up through and including this week.
Sally Quinn, eh? Whatever.
I consider the ‘Long, Long, Silent Retreat’ to be code words for the gulag.
Has Quinn ever criticized the "I" King??
"Every time I give a speech it sounds like I'm preparing to sing opera! Me me me me me me meeeeeee - Me me me me me me meeeeeee!"
Sally, Sweetie, practice what you preach. Take a sabbatical, a long silent retreat from your hatred of all things Palin.
Never heard of Sara Quinn, but Sarah Palin is a household name!
It is always great fun to start a discussion with a liberal woman about sucessful women and then eventually bring the conversation around to Sarah Palin being the epitome of a successful woman by every standard imaginable. You can almost hear the gears gnashing in their head as they try to change the subject.