Posted by: shannynmoore | June 1, 2009

Palin: Prejean a “Victim of Malicious Attacks”; Dr. Tiller…well…I’m Pro-Life.

Priorities.  Palin’s outrage against the treatment of a pageant girl and the meanie media is impressive.  A few phone calls placed in support of Carrie Prejean, Miss California, and a press release from SarahPac.  Today, the governor’s facebook memo read:

June 1, 2009

“I feel sorrow for the Tiller family. I respect the sanctity of life and the tragedy that took place today in Kansas clearly violates respect for life. This murder also damages the positive message of life, for the unborn, and for those living. Ask yourself, ‘What will those who have not yet decided personally where they stand on this issue take away from today’s event in Kansas?’ Regardless of my strong objection to Dr. Tiller’s abortion practices, violence is never an answer in advancing the pro-life message.”

Governor Sarah Palin

May 13, 2009

“The liberal onslaught of malicious attacks against Carrie Prejean for expressing her opinion is despicable.
Carrie and I spoke soon after the attacks started; I can relate as a liberal target myself. What I find so remarkable is that these politically-motivated attacks fail to show that what Carrie and I believe is also what President Obama and Secretary Clinton believe – marriage is between a man and a woman.
I applaud Donald Trump for standing with Carrie during this time. And I respect Carrie for standing strong and staying true to herself, and for not letting those who disagree with her deny her protection under the nation’s First Amendment Rights.
Our Constitution protects us all – not just those who agree with the far left.”

Governor Sarah Palin


Responses

  1. Regarding Tiller it was like:
    Have a dose of sympathy along with her political rhetoric. She may as well have added that Tiller should have known. You can feel it oozing within her statement.

    “What will those who have not yet decided personally where they stand on this issue take away from today’s event in Kansas?”

    This statement is like talking to a child like her daughter Piper. How totally intolerent.

    Palin lost whatever respect she had by adding her political rhetoric. Ooops – hold on. What respect — she’s already scrapping the bottom of the barrel in that department.

  2. Wow. What a contrast side by side. Gone is the flaming outrage, replaced by comments about how using murder as a tactic hurts the cause.

    She is right; it does hurt the cause tremendously, and “violence is never an answer,” but until anti-abortionists stop expressing mild disapproval, condoning, or even inciting violence and start expressing flaming outrage at the mere suggestion of such things it will not stop.

  3. Actually, for someone who incited people on the campaign trail and who is pro-life, this is pretty restrained. I wonder (a) who wrote it for her and (b) what polling they saw WRT positions on abortion.

  4. Sarah Palin is unfit for ANY public office. A public statement of condolence should NEVER include editorial comment such as the one Palin added to her statement (“Regardless of my strong objection to Dr. Tiller’s abortion practices . . .”).

    FACT: Dr. George Tiller was MURDERED, IN HIS OWN CHURCH, by an individual clearly motivated by fanatical anti-choice propaganda. (Dr. Tiller’s wife was also in church, singing with the choir.) He is DEAD now, and whatever he did in his personal life is irrelevant.

    Sarah Palin should be ashamed of herself, but I’m not counting on it.

  5. So now we truly know she does not understand what she is talking about, much less what the word “terrorist” means. It saddens and baffles me to see such ignorance. I believe anyone who supports this hateful, intolerant rhetoric and does not understand the consequences of their words is an “Anti-Freedom Terrorist.”

  6. Nice support for Randall Terry, there.

    Concerned over the reaction to Tiller’s death rather than the death itself.

    I’d be more concerned about how the Patriot Act will classify our own domestic terrorists, the Fundamental Christian Taliban.

    And why aren’t we prosecuting for hate speech? Because it’s not race hate speech or sexual orientation hate speech? Hate is hate. And since anti-abortion is aimed at taking away the rights of women, it’s gender hate speech. It’s hatred of women.

    And I urge all concerned to use pro-birther instead of pro-life. Opposite choice is good; makes Prejean look like what she is. I still like Anti-choice.

  7. GINO didn’t write that. She’s pathetic!
    Here is a good article, Faux, Bill o, Gino, all these big mouth wingnuts are at fault, her statement is just CYA.

    http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/node/43123

  8. Ah, yes….Palin reserves her quivering outrage for the “malicious attacks” of mere words against the fellow “victim,” Ms. Prejeans….but no such outrage for the real victim who was murdered in his own church in front of his wife in the church choir.

    She also reserves “constitutional protections” for Prejeans but makes no such mention of the constitutional protections for the Dr. who was performing LEGAL procedures…protected by the same constitution.

    Her shallowness and hypocrisy are staggering.

    Yes, Palin should be concerned….very concerned…about how this murder will resonate politically in America. No favors have been done for the anti-choice group’s argument in the minds of reasonable Americans….the majority, in other words.

    Americans have been growing more and more disgusted with right wing hate-speech since the election. Dr. Tiller’s murder now becomes the concrete realization of the hellish potential of that religious hate. We reasonable majority now associate this murder with Palin, O’Reilly, Hannity, Coulter etc. Am I a liberal “leftie?”….no, I was a registered republican for 35 years until last fall when Palin went on her unholy crusade. Something snapped in me. NO MORE HATE and FEAR MONGERING!!!….(and there are many, many more people just like me!)

    • Wow anonoymous. That was a powerful comment, and I truly hope there are many more who have the type of introspection that you possess. Thank you for those words.

  9. A non condolence similar to the non apologies from the wingnuts when they’re caught toe tapping in the restroom stall.

  10. Thanks Shannyn for letting us see the contrast so clearly. Many of us knew it but the language speaks very strongly for itself. I urge everyone to do everything they can to help this go viral.

    Also, Ford has now joined UPS in a very strongly worded letter to Fox to make sure that their advertising does not appear on O’Reilly’s show and a long list of others who regularly incite hate, violence and domestic terrorism. Letters do make a difference.

    It is past time to take back my country and my flag. General Karl Schurz said it best…”My country right or wrong. When right to be kept right, when wrong to be set right.” Folks are always ignoring the second part of his statement.

    Thanks again, Shannon.

  11. I believe from now on, Prejean is to be referred to as:

    Carrie the Topless Christian.

    (stole this from another blog)

  12. It is bizarre Shannyn,
    She stands up and FIGHTS with Obama and Clinton for a policy of Separate but Equal (or just Separate on Palin’s part) but mealymouthes the issue of Murder in the name of the Pro Life Cause, hypocrisy/palinocrisy.

  13. Naw Lilybart, she bibleboobs or boobs4jesus…

  14. Palin gives condolences ONLY because even she knows she cannot be seen condoning MURDER.

    I think we all understand she thinks Tiller got what he deserved and in her heart of hearts sees the guy who did it as a hero.

    It is what she would LIKE to say. I am sure in private it is exactly what she does say.

    Under the facade, Palin is a very aggressive and violent personality. I think we will one day see her express herself.

  15. I’m sorry but Prejean will always be “Boobs4Jesus” to me.

    I have seen puddles with more depth than her. Just guessing but Prejean has a very short shelf life.

    Just like SP – in reality she has a very very teeny base of support. Most people just giggle.

  16. This is 75% off-topic, but I’m curious to see/hear what Palin has to say about Sonia Sotomayor. I’m guessing that she won’t comment on the torrent of ridiculous, petty criticism and over-the-top charges of racism (not to mention sexism – see Gordon Liddy’s comments re “menstruation”).

  17. Whatever any of us think of Sarah Palin, we must never forget that she’s not smart enough to know how different and same both statements are.

    Let us pray… that Prejean and Palin will disappear into history some time very soon. Without recrimination or notice. With not so much as a blip on the radar.

  18. Bottom line, someone has told Palin that no one takes her seriously anymore and she is merely tabloid fodder. So every morning she gets up opens the paper, (new thing for her), goes oh that’s a good one! “Meg what should I say on this one?” I guess she is now a jounalist op ed writer since the energy expert gig didn’t quite work out. Maybe she should get her own blog. The woman has plenty of time. It’s a piece of cake to be a governor, meet the needs of a Down Syndrome child take care of your 4 other kids, keep an extra special eye on Bristol, be a grandma, write a book, twitter away every hour, read everything that comes her way . . .oh my.

  19. I keep wondering why Keith Olberman and/or Rachel Maddow are not interested in the Palin Scandal.

    • When was the last time you saw GINO Palin on “Meet the Press”? “Face the Nation”? “This Week with George Stephanopoulos”? “FOX News Sunday”? “CNN’s State of the Union”? Answer: NEVER.

  20. Margot: Not sure but I’d like to take a swing at this question:

    SP is, in essence a joke. Most right thinking and reasonably intelligent people do not take her seriously. Women in particular, all knew someone like her in high school and Little Miss Popular was generally a total failure once she got out of school. Because that is when real life matters.

    Both KO and RM are pretty powerful in their own right as well as being popular among many of us. Since most of us consider her an Alaskan Joke, and pretty boring as well, she probably isn’t a real high profile individual story right now.

    You can only report how dumb, stupid, ignorant and shallow someone is so many times. Many of us follow her intermittently because she just is not very interesting.

    Being boring has its drawbacks.

    She has her little flying monkeys – the rest of us just don’t care. We’re just waiting until Alaska kicks her aging a** out the door in 2010.

  21. I think Sarah should keep this shrink’s number handy. Replace Rockefeller
    with Palin and we have an answer.

    “A forensic psychologist for the defense testified today that the man who calls himself Clark Rockefeller suffers from extraordinary narcissism and delusions caused by acute mental illness that impaired “his ability to recognize the wrongfulness of his actions.”

    Clark Rockefeller

    Catherine T.J. Howe told the jury that Rockefeller underlying illness is narcissistic personality disorder, a condition diagnosed when a person displays five out of nine criteria, which include having a grandiose sense of self importance and being preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success and power.

  22. Shannyn…When will somebody of conscience and authority in AK investigate and file indictments against palin’s cronies on the personnel board? Can’t palin be held ethically responsible, for ALL she’s commited, through a non-teflon back door? Then she wouldn’t be in any soap-box position to make these ignorant, insincere, self-serving statements through the elite media (that she detests) because she’d be gone!…eliminated from politics! (maybe serving time)…no longer given opportunities to betray the good citizens of AK with lies and deceit.


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