Sarah Palin the Sound and the Fury

Even as Sarah Palin’s public voice grows louder, she has become increasingly secretive, walling herself off from old friends and associates, and attempting to enforce silence from those around her. Following the former Alaska governor’s road show, the author delves into the surreal new world Palin now inhabits—a place of fear, anger, and illusion, which has swallowed up the engaging, small-town hockey mom and her family—and the sadness she has left ... Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Joey Baker - Aug 31, 2010 - 10:23 PM PDT
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Edited by: Joey Baker - Sep 12, 2010 - 6:33 PM PDT
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by Joey Baker - Sep. 12, 2010

Damning bit of investigative journalism. A bit of digging into the finances and behaviors of Sarah Palin show that – at the very least – something shady is going on. It would have been good to put her financial activities in the context of how other politicians run their money. A helpful addendum would have been the blogosphere/Palin's reaction to the article.

Put aside Palin's nonsensical hypocrisy, and this is enough to damn her.

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by Roland F. Hirsch - Sep. 2, 2010

This opinion piece has no journalistic value. The author has invented numerous accusations and complaints out of thin air. The very first paragraphs are a total lie. Palin supposedly had Trig and a nanny with her in Kansas City, when Trig was nowhere near at all (the actual mother of the real, unrelated child tried to get the author to correct his error without success). Feminists of all political persuations have rightly criticized the piece for its sexist attack on an accomplished woman. The author could have focused on Palin's outstanding record of bringing women in prominence in politics, a record that is unmatched by any other American, male or female. Instead he attacks her continually for being a woman. The piece reflects ... More »

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