Skip to comments.Chasing Sarah: The Boys Behind the Bus
Posted on 06/01/2011 2:42:15 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Palin is rubbing the media mobs sense of entitlement right back in its face.
In the 1970s, The Boys on the Bus exposed how a clubby pack of male political reporters ruled the road to the White House and shaped the news. Four decades later, an outsider gal from Alaska has commandeered the 2012 media bus and left Beltway journalism insiders eating her dust. Weve come a long way, baby.
Amid frenzied speculation over her potential presidential-campaign plans, former GOP Alaska governor Sarah Palin launched an all-American road trip with her family this Memorial Day weekend. Establishment media types didnt get reserved seats or advance notice of her itinerary. Palin rubbed the Washington media mobs institutional sense of entitlement right back in its face. I dont think I owe anything to the mainstream media. I want them to have to do a little bit of work on a tour like this, she jabbed.
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The Atlantics Garance Franke-Ruta griped that reality TV star Palin was treating pol reporters like paparazzi needing and hating, inviting and making chase. Perhaps Franke-Ruta needs a reminder of what a truly parasitic press-pol relationship looks like. I have stacks of Obama 2008 profiles exulting over his glistening pecs and soaring oratorical skills, followed by countless spurned-lover laments from reporters disappointed about the control freaks who stage-manage his every press appearance.
What makes Sarah stand out in the national GOP field is that she is beholden to no one and controls her own destiny. She doesnt need media kingmakers to make her. They need her. She doesnt need newspaper or TV producers to drive her story. She drives them. Crazy.
The unhinged reaction of the Palin-hating convoy reveals what its attendants fear most: a politician who doesnt fear them.
(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...
Geraldine Ferraro Mondle VP running mate
Pat Schroeder - Campaign crying
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Sarah Palin VP convention speech
There is nothing that the U.S. media wants more than something it thinks it can't have. Hence the power of news leaks that manipulate the thrust of their initial presentation. Hard-to-get is a rigid rule of human behavior. Ask any teenage boy or girl. [end excerpt]
The media doesn’t get the back of the bus, the front of the bus, or a seat on the bus. They MISSED the bus.
13:00 (video link of campaign speech above).....”When I ran for the school board I didn’t need focus groups or voter profiles because I knew the voters.” — Sarah Palin just before explaining the difference between a community organizer and a mayor.
“treating pol reporters like paparazzi...”
They’re not paparazzi?
pap, n. 2. Material lacking real value or substance:
PAParazzi.....fits definition, doesn’t it?
Male Democratic Party candidates come to mind.
Remember how Sarah sold Alaska’s governor’s private jet on Ebay?
21:00 — Into video linked above (budget cutting list and energy/oil comments).
I dig for my news....ponder it...filter it....ponder some more.....
There was a landslide for Ronald Reagan!
I was so pleased.
Now there’s the ticket:
West/Palin or Palin/West.
Either one works for me.
I like the One Nation motto.
When Princess Diana was killed after being chased by "paparazzi" (which is a fancy Europeanized way of saying locust media), there was initial horror in the press. Then, to their "relief", Diana's driver had been drinking. They immediately absolved themselves of all blame, primary and tertiary.
BS. Those "paparazzi" chased her like a hunted animal, and were directly responsible for her death. Then, to add insult to injury, they covered her funeral like the parasites they were. On top of that, they hounded Prince Harry and Prince William after her mother was in the grave.
The grace those two men have shown in recent months (including both of them serving in their nation's military, getting promoted, and both earning their helicopter wings) speaks volumes of their character over the low life's in the media.
A number of these combo packs people are suggesting sound good but I seriously want to see Sarah on the top of the ticket because I want to see the debate between Sarah and Obama.... I really do.
I’d like to see Allen West do the same - and completely cut Barry Zero to shreds - making Barry look like a stunned mullet in the process.
“Prince Harry and Prince William”
Their father, however, is a complete droid.