Skip to comments.OPEN LETTER TO BILL O'REILLY
Posted on 11/15/2008 6:51:17 AM PST by Gargantua
In your recent Townhall piece you posit that there are Republicans who feel that
Governor Palin is too unqualified to lead, so it's better for them if they maginalize
her now so they won't have to deal with her again in 2012.
You couldn't be more wrong.
Her assailants, from the Right and the Left (and the media..., ahem) have seen
what she has done in Alaska as Governor. Huge Oil Company lobbies shut down.
Oil revenues going into the hands of the voters. Powerful, entrenched "old boy network"
mavens gone, castrated, or in jail... Democrats and Republicans.
Palin's attackers have no misgivings about her ability to lead. They see what she's done
in just two years in the Great White North, and they are justifiably terrified. They watch her
draw 30,000 screaming rally-goers in the same city where Biden drew 400, and their
For one as astute as you to imply that their concern, for good or ill, is over her
qualifications or ability to lead... ...really only speaks to your own candor and integrity. You can fool
some of us some of the time, but you don't fool me with your subtle innuendo. And as for
Palin's public detractors; their redeeming speck is that they at least don't masquerade as a
spin-free impartial observer who is "looking out for me."
Standing in for your conscience
while it's on vacation,
(Name redacted for FR)
I think he is not questioning whether Sarah knows anything about Africa, but rather, whether McCain is LETTING Sarah sink for some inexplicable reason.
I, too, want to know why the entire McCain family let this happen.
Actually, his loudmouth bluster is the distraction, designed to focus your attention so that you tend to miss the subtle twisting of the truth hidden in his verbal shi*storm.
Like the shell game operator who draws your attention with a grand flourish of the right hand, while his left hand steals your wallet.
Who’s Bill Oriely?
O’Reilly is too dumb to bother with on his best days. I haven’t turned his show on in years. I can just about hear him telling folks things like, “Well, if the Consitution (or the Bible) doesn’t say x,y,z, it SHOULD”. Expensive suits wrapped around the brain, soul and character of a gnat.
O'Reilly continues: As for McCain, my colleague Juan Williams believes he just didn't care enough to step up and defend his running mate. He lost, he's resigned, that's that. It's impossible to read anyone's mind, but McCain demonstrated the same lack of urgency in dealing with the Palin-bashers that he did throughout the campaign: There's an economic crisis in this country. Did you get the feeling McCain understood that?
He winds up the column by coming to Sarah's defense: It's impossible to ascertain exactly why Palin continues to get hammered, but fair-minded Americans surely know that it is unnecessary and mean-spirited. This time, enough really is enough.
I wonder if everyone else on this thread bothered to even read the column?
What in this column is supportive of Obama? He is supportive of Sarah here and bashing some Republican insiders.
I knew you lurked here, O'reilly, I just wasn't sure if you actually posted. Thanks for clearing that up, Billy. You Bold, Fresh Piece Of Sh!t.
What comment in his column is unsupportive of Sarah?
Just stop watching BOR and Smith you will feel better.
He’s also a hypocrite, imho.
Ain't that the truth! Just think about it for a minute: Obama is virtually annointed by the media, shoved down our gullets for 2 YEARS by every tv station, magazine, newspaper and talking head political expert under the sun, is praised as the "hypnotic new messiah..."
...and then fresh off his acceptance speech at the DNC convention (which should have been his ultimate triumph at the time!), he gets BLASTED into oblivion for a month by the mere appearance of Sarah Palin.
Talk about putting the fear of God into the puppetmasters who like to feel in control!
Holy crap. I never even thought what she did was possible! She is AMAZING.
Have you noticed that no-one bashing O’Reilly on this thread actually refers to any specific sentence in the column?
Conservatives need to get over the "agenda" word. Everyone has an agenda. You have an agenda. I have an agenda. Bill O'R has an agenda.
Yeah, I hear you, but this guy’s letter and BOR’s premise was all about knockin’ her out before she even started. In my mind, she’s got four years to go through the process ;-)
I was commenting on O’Reilly’s support of Obama (which is what the post I responded to was about).
Oreily is a first class idiot.
He has only RINOs on as if they are conservatives.
Oreily never left his “current affair” tv show media whoring.
I just pay he gets some SERIOUS competition from a real conservative.
Oreily’s milque tost MSM buffooner is useless for conveying real information.
You may well be right there. For me personally, I turned all these talk radio and TV guys off after my heart attack in March ‘07. I found all the endless, pointless blather to be about as useful as taking phone calls from my ex-wife. It can’t change a damned thing except my stress levels. With the ex, I figure if she’s seriously got some complaint, she can call a lawyer not me. With the talk radio, I figure I’ll find out soon enough when and if the shooting starts. Until then, I’ve got other things to do. I do turn on talk radio late at night if I’m coming home from a gig or something but that’s to see if I can catch an interview with someone who’s been abducted by aliens, but, even then, they sound so much like my ex-wife that I can’t listen for long.