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Parker's Sad Envy of Sarah Palin ^ | November 18, 2010 | Douglas Mackinnon

Posted on 11/18/2010 6:01:08 AM PST by Kaslin

Embarrassingly for CNN host and liberal commentator Kathleen Parker, not only does she suffer from a severe case of SPDS (Sarah Palin Derangement Syndrome), but -- like a smitten tween trying to emulate her favorite actress in the Twilight series -- obvious envy and jealousy have prompted her to try and steal Palin's look based on the leather jackets Parker has been sporting of late on the air.

Ironic behavior to say the least when you consider that just last week, Parker loudly, proudly, and with a finger wagging, proclaimed on CNN that "I led..." the media assassination of Sarah Palin. That in response to filmmaker John Ziegler's accurate observation that Parker was partially responsible for the character assassination of Palin. Clearly, "partially" was not nearly enough credit for Parker. She wanted --- and her various insecurities demanded -- that she be credited with throwing the first bucket of mud which slimed Palin. Strange.

It's been asked numerous times by now, but what is it about Palin that sends wealthy, pampered, and elitist women like Parker and Maureen Dowd over the edge? Could it be something as simple as guilt? As in Parker and Dowd know full-well that they were in part -- very much like the Barack Obama they adore -- handed their status and title by the dictates of political correctness and affirmative action. Is that the truth which so enrages Parker and Dowd? That they were picked as columnists and commentators, not fully because of qualifications and experience, but because some white male editors needed to fill the "woman" space?

Before the predictable liberal attacks descend upon me, read what Parker herself once said on this very subject: "The way the market is set up, there has to be a left, there has to be a right, there has to be a conservative, there has to be a liberal, there has to be a man, a woman, a black, an Asian..." Whoops. There have to be token hires.

Okay. We may be on to something here. Next, is it possible that Parker and Dowd have this irrational dislike of Palin because she earned her place in politics? That in the male dominated state and political system of Alaska, Palin out-worked and out-smarted the entrenched and oftentimes corrupt old boys club to make herself a mayor and finally the governor of the state. Is that also what so bothers Parker and Dowd? That neither a white male editor nor the corrosive tenets of political correctness handed the titles unearned to Palin?

From my conservative, knuckle-dragging perspective, Palin, Parker, and Dowd are three very attractive women. That said, my very attractive wife (it's true, but best I mention so I don't have to sleep on the sofa) tells me that no one is more critical of an attractive woman than other attractive women. If that bit of psycho-babble is true, then that might account for another piece of Ms. Parker's and Ms. Dowd's mysterious "We Hate Sarah Palin Because..." puzzle.

While Kathleen Parker, Maureen Dowd and other politically correct creations may indeed be having trouble with the realization that they were hired, promoted, or syndicated to fill a token slot, that's really no reason to take it out on Sarah Palin.

And yet, here we are. Again, and again, and again. Sad.

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: palin; parker; parker4romney; parkerromney; romneyagain; romneybotattacks; sarahpalin
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To: DTogo
All true.

And, don't forget... Palin's hot!


21 posted on 11/18/2010 7:02:25 AM PST by Gargantua (I prefer a Shitake reduction with butter, sauterne, a pinch of basil and balsamic)
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To: Red_Devil 232

There was a commercial on tv about a year or so ago that featured a rather average-looking woman sitting on a park bench enjoying a sandwich on her lunch break. A vacuous model type sits down next to her and looks at her as she eats and truly enjoys her sandwich. After a few moments the model looks at the “plain Jane” and declares “I hate you.”

22 posted on 11/18/2010 7:25:26 AM PST by Oratam
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To: Oratam
“I hate you.”

Hateful action is the only physical evidence of envy, which cannot otherwise be proven. All people publicly accused of the shameful emotion of envy will deny it because they can.

The goal of advertising is to make us unhappy with what we have. Advertisers have to walk a fine line though, because envy seeks to destroy, not compete. Advertisers need us to go out and buy a new car, not torch the neighbor's Hummer. I wonder if the eternal popularity of socialism/communism in a capitalist economy is driven in part from poor advertising.

23 posted on 11/18/2010 7:42:25 AM PST by Reeses
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To: Carley


24 posted on 11/18/2010 8:11:45 AM PST by Matchett-PI ( Sarah Palin / Marco Rubio - a "can't lose" ticket for 2012..)
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To: Reeses

When accused of envy it is best to make a joke of admitting to it whether the charge is justified or not. To deny envy only makes the charge stick. I don’t mean to make a sarcastic admission but a good humored joking admission.

25 posted on 11/18/2010 8:55:18 AM PST by RipSawyer (Clem Hussein Kadiddlehopper would be a vast improvement.)
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To: Kaslin
Mo-Do is mentioned in the article, therefore, following long established FR rules, I post the following:

26 posted on 11/18/2010 9:12:39 AM PST by Don W (I keep some folks' numbers in my 'phone just so I know NOT to answer when they call...)
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To: Clock King
Palin got the "man" and the family to boot. They look back at their lives and realize the decisions they made were wrong and they haven't come to grips with that.

Yep late at night as they lay in their lonely beds they try and blot out the thoughts
27 posted on 11/18/2010 9:19:43 AM PST by uncbob
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To: Kaslin

They hate her because she is HAPPY, Christian, Pro-Life, and married to a good-looking, manly man. Jealousy is very unattractive.

28 posted on 11/18/2010 10:19:55 AM PST by redhead (1. Kill early voting. 2. Restore paper ballots everywhere. 3. Demand photo-ID of EVERY voter)
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To: trisham
Those are all accurate, but peripheral. The bottom line:

Evil hates Good and seeks to destroy it.

29 posted on 11/18/2010 4:47:44 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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30 posted on 11/18/2010 4:50:26 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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