I decided to make a public podcast of my commentary on Joey Scarborough’s article in Politico today illustrating, by example, how the GOP can “man up” by beating up Sarah Palin. I encourage everyone who is considering running for president to follow Joey’s advice. Maybe someday they, too, can have their own show on MSNBC!
It never ceases to amaze me the depths to which the GOP Boys will stoop. Here they tell us they should be the ones ruling the world and then use Scarborough to test run a whiny, juvenile attack on Palin. Make no mistake–this has quite a few more fingerprints on it than Scarborough’s–and those prints belong to the Bush/Romney/GOP Machine.
In an tantrum remarkable only for the fact that he put down his binky and rattle to write it, Joey illustrates what he wants the GOP Boys to do–“Man up” as he puts it, and “confront” Palin. And what exactly does this manly strategy of confrontation consist of? Besting her on the issues and debating policy? Explaining how they have better ideas and a more fabulous vision for the country and it’s conservative too! Er, no, not quite. Joey’s screed consists of nothing but personal attack after personal attack, absurdly misrepresenting her comments, and assigning vile, ridiculous intentions to her commentaries. One thing his “op-ed” makes clear–Joey Scarborough personally doesn’t like Sarah Palin very much. My guess, like most others who display an irrational dislike of Governor Palin, she reminds Joey of someone else attached to some existential threat to his own ability “man up,” something which should be a topic with a shrink, not the subject of a political opinion piece.
When it comes to Governor Palin, the GOP Boys, of course, really have no other option than to debase themselves. You see, they can’t talk about policy and ideas because they have been in charge for quite some time and their liberal, Big Government policies are responsible for the economic disaster with which we’re contending. They know Palin is the only one, whom by her very legitimacy as a presidential contender, exposes the rankness of their morally vapid liberal masquerade which condemns Reagan and with it, this nation. If Palin were to be gone, the GOP Boys are answerable only to each other which means answerable to no one.
So the machine now has a Sophie’s Choice of its own–engage Governor Palin on the issues and lose, or…scream at her and try to beat her up, and lose. Either way, Gentlemen, bring it on. You see, things have changed more than you know, and Sarah Palin is like no one you’ve known.