>>>My assumption is that everything negative I hear about Sarah Palin for the next two years is a lie until proven otherwise.<<<
As I’ve written here about a zillion times, I was actually a reporter at the Frontiersman in Wasilla, Alaska, when Palin was there on the city council and as mayor.
Just about everything written about Palin as criticism is a lie. Period. I’ve spent much of my life watching from the sidelines as the media slimed others, but watching them slime someone you know professionally has been one of the gut-wrenching experiences of my life, not to mention more than a little shame having my name as a byline in several newspapers along the West Coast.
My metaphor for the way Palin has been treated is gang rape. I used to dislike the left. Now my feeling is visceral hatred. I can easily see why people with those beliefs can line up people for the concentration camps, exterminate the kulaks, round up neighbors for the killing fields, and make a thousand flowers bloom.
My friend, your instincts are correct. My advice is to share your disgust with as many people as you can. God help us.
I'd say that's a wise move.