Skip to comments.How Palin needs to respond
Posted on 08/31/2008 8:51:30 AM PDT by jsk10
Gang, forgive me for posting a vanity note in here, but this is really bothering me and I'd like for some help in addressing it.
The idiots and dummies (and we know who they are) are trying to ruin a young girl's life and spread lies about the entire Palin family. What can we do?
I would love Gov. Palin to come out and talk about how this is what the Democrats have become. This is how power hungry they are and this is how they have lost all sense of right and wrong. This is the Obama base and this is who he panders to. Talk about how she is a mother first and a politician second and we will get 60% of the women's vote. Election over.
Just my thoughts. But I'm still steamed enough to let this bother me for a bit.
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I’d just like to say thank you for referring to 44 as young. LOL!
well, actually, i meant another member of her family...but as someone in that “same demographic”, heck yeah it’s young. ha
This situation has been on my mind as well. I guess she will have to respond in her own way, to be authentic. Gov. Palin represents so much of what American women aspire to be. Shoot, even Michelle Obama was on the campaign trail telling women to not get corporate jobs but to get service jobs and fight for things with passion. Gov. Palin has done just that and the Obama/DNC Dems are shredding her.
She has no need to respond to idiots and dummies. Anyone who would believe their drivel is too stupid to vote.
It’s the same pickle Kerry was in.
If you address the accusation, you spread them even faster and confirm them in peoples minds.
If you dont address the accusation, you let the accusation stand, which comes off as an admission of guilt.
Kerry chose silence for weeks. Seeing the damage it inflicted (ha!), he made the wrong choice.
Palin needs to disarm this by addressing the substance of the accusation, which is to speak clearly on why Bristol was out of school and out of the house while Sarah was pregnant, which is the big ‘evidence’ that’s giving this thing legs.
Almost all DBM sycophants aren't going to touch this with a ten foot pole. This story in the same ball park as the Sinclair story with Obama.
When and if this makes it to the MSM, teams of surrogates need to blast all forms of media comparing this to the Sinclair story, that will stop it in a heartbeat as their messiah cannot be linked with a sleaze story, even if it true
She shouldn’t address it. Let someone else in the party go after it.
Kerry’s problem was that it was true. Can’t defend against cold hard facts.
Agreed. I would say nothing if I were Palin. The idiots taking these shots at her and especially her children are making absolute fools of themselves.
Maybe my faith in the public is misplaced, but I think they will see right through what the Dems are doing.
Attempting to shred is more accurate. The attacks that I have seen have all ricochetted back on the Dems. As I have said before, when it comes to attacks on Palin, the Dems are just slapping a porcupine.
I ALMOST agree with you. She shouldn't address it, her husband should. They're maligning his daughter and he should respond as a man whose daughter is being maligned. It should be short and sweet.
"Either present some evidence NOW to back up your claim or step outside and face me like a man."
If we allow them to set the tone and keep us running defense, trying to counter every ridiculous cry from them, we lose the ability to spread all the positive about this lady.
Truth prevails and if we get wrapped in their silly games, we just give them a sounding board to spread their hate further.
As Bill Kristol wrote, Let Palin be Palin.
The nature of politics has gotten cut throat and people end up hurt, but with the parents Bristol has, she will come out fine.
Common sense says that if they were covering anything up, they would not have allowed the photo of them, showing Bristol with a teenaged poochy belly, to be published in the first place. But don't forget, the left has no common sense.
Point out the obvious to friends who bring it up and move on to her strong positive aspects. She'll handle rumors if she feels they need handled.
Maybe the best thing to do is nothing.
Let them spill their vitriol and see how the voting public responds. Biden especially. His mouth is bigger than his brain and I'm sure he'll trip on it before this is over. Just my thoughts.
Politics is dirty. The whole family will be subject to it.
Lynn Cheney and Laura Bush are excellent models. Both faced this. They can advise her on how to respond (if at all) when slimebags try to slander or demean the kids to score points against the parents.
At the VP debate she can expect from PLUGS some kind of smarmy patronizing dig about neglecting her baby yada yada.
It’s just more of the same (well, nastier than most attacks) but still typical of the worst elements of that side. Beating up on the personal life of the teenage daughter of a female VP candidate will not resonate positively with 90% of the voters. It’s a loser for them, and I think even Obama’s handlers will eventually let that one die.
Palin, during the election, should never, ever respond to the gutter politics the Rats engage in. This is what they are hoping for because it would suggest she is weak and not presidential.
She needs to plug along, keep smiling, and show true grit in the face of adversity. Those are the qualities that will make her the next vice president.
I say let them make all the wild, crazy, psychotic accusations they are capable of making, for the whole world to see who they are. I say we encourage them to show their asses to the world.
For instance, did you know that Sarah Palin took night school classes to learn to program in the "C" language, and was part of a top secret hacking team that changed the Diebold voting machines in Ohio to ensure that Kerry lost? I'll bet you didn't know that, did you? She's been practicing her skills more and more so that we take the next election from Obama, so that there will be rioting in the streets and white people have an excuse to shoot blacks.
I'm going to expose her right here on Free Republic, so that the DUmmies can take it and run with it, and investigate it until they get to the real truth.
Did you also know that Sarah Palin was best friends with one of the flight instructors who taught Mohammed Attah, and knew about the attack plans, but did nothing to stop it?
Rumor also has it that she helped put something in Howard Dean's drink the day he did that unintelligible scream that cost him his candidacy for the Presidency. Also, her hit team put toxic chemicals in Ted Kennedy's scotch to cause himt to get sick.
See how much fun this can be? I sincerely hope DU, DailyKos, and MoveOn.org pick up all of low hanging fruit above, and run with it and investigate it until they get to the truth. Please.
I agree with JR. I also feel she can very effectively address this without addressing it at all. There are numerous occasions when children, disabled children, moral issues (ie: abortion, marriage, family, pregnancy), health care, even education, come up on the campaign trail. She will have ample opportunity to address it without even acknowledging she is doing so, by just telling her story. And I do stress without acknowledging the lies.
> If you dont address the accusation, you let the accusation stand, which comes off as an admission of guilt.
Or you can decline to dignify the drivel with a response, which is often a great tactic. You can’t get hanged for what you don’t say.
Palin certainly doesn’t have to lend any credibility to the Media CNN and PMSNBC that have started and sustained these rumors.
However, perusing several very liberal forums yesterday tells me that the Democrats may have misfired on their hastiness to try and bring Palin down into their cesspool.
I read several hundred comments by feminazis, former Hillary supporters and those who were not voting for McCain.
Everyone of them was so damn mad at the DNC, Obama binBiden, CNN and PMSNBC that they had decided to vote for Palin.
As you may know, I did not much care for McCain during the primaries, but with Palin it has become more than just a hold your nose acceptable package.
Let the Rats go on about her being a "brainless beauty queen". Then when she kicks Joe Biden's ass so hard his hair plugs shoot out, she will far outdo the expectations of people tuning in to hear her say that she will use her title as Vice President to bring world peace.
I would hope that Palin didn't respond to this nut-job speculation. Let the leftwing-nuts pander on about this. It wouldn't take a rocket scientist, or for that matter a 13 year old with access to the internet, 15 minutes to find evidence to refute this spurious claim.
On the other hand. I fervently hope that this will infiltrate the narative of the far-left wing on the MSM, get voiced over national airwaves and cause such a consternation and backlash from the average American Voter as they finally realize that the national MSM has been lying to us for years and truly are in the pocket of the Dim party bosses.
There is no reason to give a moments credence to this vile, unfounded rumor. Let the moron side of the American electorate run with this and watch how it explodes in their face like a Bill Ayers built bomb.
lol, do nothing, let’s bask in the sunlight that this lovely competent woman has put on the campaign.
Its always been cut throat.
In the good old days, spreading this type of nonsense could result in the perpetrator being challenged to a duel, or a good old fashioned caning.
Just don’t accept their premise. No answer shuts them down as effectively as “I don’t accept your premise unless you prove that its valid”.
She should just stay classy and explain in a very nuanced way how these are attacks on all American’s would would seek office inside the beltway.
Look at her, she is a wonderful woman, she doesn’t need to sling mud, just point out the mud being thrown by the other side.
Any gentleman knows you don’t do that to a woman.
Personally I think she is more capable and eager to deal with this stuff than any of us here on FR and really doesn’t need our advice.
Something tells me she isn’t as ignorant on national and global issues as the masses assume her to be.
The story is just a rip-off from Desperate Housewives, anyway.
Y’know, Bree pretends she’s pregnant, blah, blah, blah.
Compare this to the kid gloves treatment Chelsea Clinton got.
If you want to know the difference between the left and the right in this county it is that the left things that a four month old baby boy with Downs syndrome is a perfectly acceptable political weapon to use against his mother. The right doesn’t.
I bet she doesn’t need to be defended and can do it herself. After all, all the “victims” are in the other party.
Ignore them. Independent women will be insulted and won’t need to be told what lowlifes the dems are.
i don’t think it would do her any good with anybody to respond to petty attacks... then she’d appear as a whiner and, with all else going on, petty herself, IMVHO.
in the short time left before the election, they should choose their battles carefully and for good reason, IMO
At the VP debate she can expect from PLUGS some kind of smarmy patronizing dig about neglecting her baby yada yada.
I have been hearing this one. “Why is she not staying home with her special needs baby?”
Here in Florida this is coming from rednecks who hate Obama but believe he will not last in office and will be replaced by a white man.
Malicious slander and ignorant prejudice will have to be countered directly. I am confident that McCain/Palin are up to the challenge.
O’s only defense seems to be to race bait any and all criticism. He has become the boy who cried wolf once too often.
Sarah should not dignify this bs with a comment. However, if the ruckus reaches the level that the obamedia calls the McCain campaign about it, Tucker Bounds can release a statement from the attending OB-GYN that the baby was delivered at ___ Hospital on X date and that the mother was Sarah.
If desired a photo of her visibly pregnant can be offered.
Should it get that far, women will take great offense and it will work to the ticket’s advantage.
This is from the same media that we should respect Al Gore’s pill popping dope smoking train wreck of a son as a private family matter.....lol.
Absolutely right...and neither should we.
The media won't dare touch this - unless WE make an issue of it online...
Some things are best ignored - to die a natural death.
Let's NOT give it one more word.
Fair enough. Just didn’t want to let this hang out there with no awareness. But we’re aware and smarter folk than me say we should let them hang themselves with it. I’m fine with that. Thanks to all for the replies. I do feel a bit better
Yea I like that! Wasn’t it Obama who said leave my wife alone? Well how about the kids!
Let's face it, if there were this many 'coincidences' with someone on the Dem side, we would leave no stone unturned. Pregnancy not visible, unannounced until seventh month (most wait just until fifth to get past miscarriage stage), teen daughter out of school for several months, doctor-approved 8-hour plane ride while supposedly leaking amniotic fluid, back at work in 3 days after birthing a Down's baby. Sorry, something doesn't smell quite right in Wasilla, and if she were a Dem, you'd all be saying so, too. Excuses and blind support of what you WANT to believe is just what we criticize the other side for.
If it is true, Sarah needs to come clean asap or risk sabotaging the general election. No matter how noble her intentions, an extended deception is just plain wrong. And we will all have egg on our face for our emotion-driven insistance that the rumor cannot possibly be true.
Go to mccainblogette.com and look at the picture of Sarah and Bristol in profile on the shot titled 'Getting ready for the People photo shoot' - which of the two looks like she had a baby 4 months ago? The next picture shows Sarah feeding Trig with a bottle - I thought she was breast feeding?
Let the flaming begin.
THAT'S the problem, Jim -- there is no longer any qualification to vote, except to breath, and even that is suspect in Philthadelphia! Remember in the election for the scumbag's second term, and the ad sent out in CA to register voters -- in Spanish? Please tell me -- a Naturalized Citizen -- why any Voter Registration Forms are in anything but English. And yes, I did make a formal complaint to my County Board of Elections; for the fat lot of good that did!
I think this election will be a fantastic awakening, if it's played right.
I like your idea.
In my fantasy she would address this by saying..
I challenge Obama to a duel. I’ll bring the hospital bill from my delivery. Obama has to bring his birth certificate.