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Contrary1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:05 PM
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Palin to media: Leave my kids alone
Whatsa matter Sarah...did ya fall off the front pages? I hadn't read anything about your kids for several weeks.

"Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is going on the offensive against news organizations and bloggers she says are perpetuating malicious gossip about her and her children. But political observers say the former Republican vice presidential candidate can't have it both ways: trotting out the children to showcase her family values, then trying to shield them from scrutiny.

Palin's criticism also raises questions about her motivations because she has said she is open to a presidential run in 2012.

"I think she's positioning herself. She's attacking the media as a way to generate support among a base she hopes will support her," said Leonard Steinhorn, a professor of communications at American University in Washington and an expert on the presidency.

Palin shied away from interviews during the campaign, although her children often accompanied her on her travels, including her oldest daughter, Bristol, who was pregnant at the time.

But in recent weeks, she has personally reached out to media outlets such as People magazine and The Associated Press to complain about information she claimed is wrong..."

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2009/0...




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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:07 PM
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1. Awww, didn't get any headlines yesterday, Sarah?
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JeanGrey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:07 PM
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2. Good for her. Children should always be off limits.
I've been disgusted at the some of trash I've read.
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peace13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:18 PM
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13. She is only about four months too late.
She used her children for her own political agenda and then after the parade was over Pandora's box was not big enough to fit the whole tribe back in. Go figure. She has shown poor judgment where her children are concerned.
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JeanGrey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 04:20 PM
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28. Oh horseshit. She didn't "use" her children anymore than
anyone else used theirs.
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peace13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 05:19 PM
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30. Don't know if you have kids or not.
But good parents make decisions with their children in mind well before the media shows up.
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JeanGrey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 09:41 PM
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32. Yes i have two boys. And frankly, I thought she did just fine
where her children were concerned. Should she have shackled her daughter in the basement? What is with you people and your constant bashing on this woman? Is Obama "using" his daughters by having them on stage?
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peace13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 10:48 AM
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34. YOu people? n/t
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:27 PM
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20. i guess you missed the part where she paraded her pregnant daughter around..
ostensibly to promote the success of abstinence-only sex ed.
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JeanGrey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 04:20 PM
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29. YES I DID miss that part. I don't recall her "paraded" any
damn where. I don't recall her being "hid away" that is for sure!
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:07 PM
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3. Is she talking to herself again?
I haven't heard one peep about her kids in ages! She's just jealous of all the marvelous press President Barack Hussein Obama is getting :)
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Cronus Protagonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:07 PM
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4. ummmm she paraded them like dolls on stage for a couple months
In national media. She doesn't get to decide what people say about them now.
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:08 PM
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5. The Palin Crier - a weekly bid for attention
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:09 PM
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6. Do something stupid, Sarah. Anything. The media will cover it.
It's your specialty.
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billybob537 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:09 PM
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7. Better call the WHAAAAMBULANCE
Sarah got he feelings hurt! Is this realy the best choice to be a heartbeat away from ruler of the free world?
I DON THIN SO ROOTSY!
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:09 PM
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8. Eff her - she's the one that drug them friggin kids out in front of god and everybody
Appears to me that she doth protest too much - we haven't heard anything about the brood since pistol or whatever the fuck her name is popped out the smallest palin.

She can't live without the media and she realizes it.
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:20 PM
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14. Thank you. If politicians don't want their kids media items, then
they shouldn't drag them out for every photo op. Even in Palin's alternate universe, can't have it both ways.
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:09 PM
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9. If Plain left the media alone, I think they will lose interest in her AND the kids
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:11 PM
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10. Gee, before last August, I never even knew she HAD kids or
even who the hell SHE was..

IT WAS HER CHOICE TO TROT OUT HER CHILDREN INTO THE LIMELIGHT.

No matter HOW much I wanted to be vice president (FAT chance with McCain, to begin with), if MY teen daughter had a pregnancy going on (married or not), I would have said "no thanks".. especially given the abstinence bullshit she preached...

She saw an opportunity for HER ascendancy to the "next level" and she never gave a crap about how it would affect her children..especially that little baby who needed a LOT of care.
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:13 PM
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11. She can run in 2012 for the We're Being Persecuted! Party
Her and the rest her Jesus Crispy fundy fucks who piss and moan all the time about how they're being persecuted because of their "faith" or the "liberal media" or whatever other bullshit nonsense they need to dredge up to keep their "We're Being Persecuted!" paranoid delusions going, and thus keep the money flowing into the coffers of the five guys getting rich off the scam.
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FiveGoodMen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:18 PM
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12. World to Palin: Sit down, shut up, go away!
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elfin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:21 PM
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15. Yes, they should be off limits AND
so should she!

What a pathetic attempt to use her kids (once again) to grab media attention.
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nc4bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:24 PM
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16. How does she know what bloggers are saying? Surfing the internet on government time Sarah, uh? nt
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NV Whino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:24 PM
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17. Fine, Sarah. Stop using them as props and we'll leave them alone.
Jesus H. Stupid, goddamn fucking woman.
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:25 PM
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18. That would explain why she's been working so hard to protect Malia and Sasha's privacy
:sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm:
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AthiestLeader Donating Member (14 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:26 PM
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19. Go ahead and run since we all need a laugh.
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tnlefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:45 PM
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26. Welcome to DU, AtheistLeader!
:hi:
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grannie4peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:29 PM
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21. again?
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:30 PM
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22. Drama Queen
and she loves the attention
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thecrow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:39 PM
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23. Sarah......who?
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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:39 PM
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24. Last response - controversary is all this broad knows.... seeya sarah!
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:41 PM
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25. Wouldn't bother me
But the bitch has to fade back into obscurity to achieve that.

She is the fool who used them for political gain thus exposing them to whatever the media chooses.
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Kurt Remarque Donating Member (709 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:56 PM
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27. same stupid loop every week now
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 05:22 PM
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31. Shuster just called her the hypocrite of the day
That was excellent.
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ogneopasno Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 09:47 PM
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33. Palin...Palin...name rings a bell, somehow...
...Where have I heard it before?....hmmmmm....
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NeedleCast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 10:50 AM
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35. I so hope she runs in 2012
Preferably as an independant. Comedy value would be off the scales. She makes Dan Quayle look brilliant.
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