Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Alaska Bloggers Are Having Mental Breakdowns Over Sarah Palin's Success

There was a time when taking on the Alaska bloggers was serious business for Palin supporters. They were stoking the flames and involving themselves in the DNC's smear campaign against Sarah Palin during the 2008 presidential election. They worked with people in the local media who brought the Troopergate story out. They met secretly to tell videographers and reporters the "dirt" they had on Sarah Palin. After the election ended, they continued to drill Sarah Palin with lies and smears while they fueled and cheered on the campaign of frivolous ethics complaints. The game has changed now, and they are losing badly.

We all remember one Alaska blogger, Celtic Diva, as the lady who filed an ethics complaint against Sarah Palin for wearing an Arctic Cat jacket. We remember Just a Girl from Homer who nearly got sued for floating the rumor that Sarah Palin resigned because she was about to be indicted by the FBI. We remember Gryphen who spread the rumor that Palin was getting divorced. We remember AKMuckraker who had "an insider" in Auburn NY who took pictures of Palin's toenails.

Amazingly, the mainstream media, particularly MSNBC, was picking up on their writings and actually using them as sources or starting points for hit pieces on Sarah Palin. As Sarah Palin's support grows and polls now show anywhere from 67% to 83% of respondents agreeing that the media is negatively biased toward Sarah Palin, most of these bloggers and the mainstream media reporters who used them as sources are not being taken very seriously anymore.

The interesting trend being noticed is that the Alaska bloggers, who unsuccessfully used their trumped up views of Sarah Palin as an ethically challenged lightweight to marginalize her and destroy her popularity, have turned from being citizen reporters writing slanted stories into hysterical town criers who continue to smear with malicious intent as the "Palin threat" grows. They have a rendezvous with destiny in 2012 and they're frozen with fear that they can't stop it.

Let's look at the current "mental" condition of the Alaska bloggers.

Celtic Diva continues to cry foul because her FOIA request to get emails she believes will show that Sarah Palin and Eddie Burke engaged in a smear campaign against Andree McLeod, an ethics violation filer, is being held up by the Alaskan government. In essence, Diva spent $5,552.00 of other people's money to prove that Sarah Palin and Eddie Burke communicated about Andree McLeod in a negative way. Diva, who worked as the DNC's official blogger in charge of running a smear campaign against Sarah Palin is contending, well, that Palin and Burke are engaged in a smear campaign. It shouldn't cost $5,552.00 to find out that Palin and Burke don't like McLeod. Even if it was done on state time, communications between the governor and a member of the media mean nothing since those communications are about an ethics complaint, a state matter anyway, which is a media worthy story. This would be analogous to this blogger filing an FOIA to find out if the Obama administration communicated with the media to smear Fox News.

Just a Girl from Homer continues to advance her media career by "cross linking" anti-Palin views with Keith Olbermann and now by expressing her progressive views on a new talk show she has on Alaskan television. No one begrudges Ms. Moore her opinions or career aspirations and we wish her well with her endeavors. However, her unhealthy obsession with Sarah Palin has gone from being rooted in a catty local's unhappiness born from her perception of an incompetent governor who speaks in word salads to actual panic over the fact that Palin is now a national threat. Give Ms. Moore points for finally admitting that Palin is not a joke, but a real threat. The question becomes: is Ms. Moore using her hatred of Sarah Palin to advance her career or is the deeply rooted demon of hatred simply clouding her judgment regarding her professional ambitions and diminishing the more positive characteristics she will need to display in order to be successful as a TV host?

Gryphen is the psychiatric expert's dream subject in all of this. He is now espousing that Sarah Palin is trying to evangelize the country and form a third party which is part political, part religious. The laughter you hear from behind this writer's keyboard is generated as I read the Immoral Minority blog where it talks about the Religious Right being involved somehow with the whole Palin movement in a veiled conspiracy to turn America into a theocracy. It's ironic that the person who believes that morality doesn't come from a church but one's individual character finds that a personal devotion to Lord is a problem with Palin's individual character.

AKMuckracker is currently busy scrutinizing every single nuance of Sarah Palin's book and speaking tour. This blogger is surprised she's not agonizing over every letter in Palin's book looking for type-o's, poor sentence structure, smudges and maybe even the hint that a semi colon might have been improperly used. She's amused that Sarah Palin would be speaking at Bowl Expo 2010. The last time I checked, the Bowling Proprietors Association of America was a business group that contributes to our economy and creates jobs in America. She also is upset at the press for crashing Palin's College of the Ozarks speech. This is ironic since it comes from the woman who "crashed" Palin's Michael Reagan speech by using the same sneaky tactic of purchasing a ticket, attending and reporting on it.

The fact of the matter is, if these people have not taken Sarah Palin down by now, they never will. If Sarah Palin had left her car at the airport while fooling around in Argentina, played footsie with another woman in a bathroom stall, gave birth to a child from someone other than her husband or there was a voicemail on another guy's phone warning him that her husband might be calling, in the tight knitted community that Wasilla is and with all the microscopic vetting that has been done of Palin by now, this would have already come out. There is no golf club damage to her car and there is no wedding ring at the bottom of a river.

The reason why Palin supporters saw the Alaska bloggers as dangerous and took it as serious business to debunk them is that the mainstream media was actually running with stories based on the stuff they were writing. A woman who thinks she's a lawyer, a woman whose media career depends on Sarah bashing, a guy obsessed with pornography and religious guilt complexes and a political activist with an obsession for shoes, mini skirts and toenail polish were never really a threat to Sarah Palin's political career. The real threat was from the uninformed viewer or reader who could have accidentally believed the crap they were spewing or from biased agenda ridden members of the mainstream media who may have bought into this stuff. Now that polls say most readers and viewers don't believe this stuff, many may be looking at the Alaska bloggers in a different way, more like harmless partisans than a potential monkey wrench in a political game of telephone.

Two of the bloggers originally posted factually incorrect blog posts where they accused Sarah Palin of demanding that no foreign press be allowed at her book signing in the Mall of America in Minnesota and that she is demanding that workers call her governor. They have probably corrected them after this blogger gave them the courtesy of notifying them of their mistakes.

Here's the truth: MOA apologizes to Palin.

Given what we now know about the Alaska bloggers and those who tried to destroy her by filing frivolous ethics complaints, it's safe to say, Palin neutralized them with her resignation, a brilliant yet gutsy political move.

Word to the Alaska bloggers: we win, you lose.


UPDATE: An excellent statement from Thomas Van Flein, Sarah Palin's attorney: The Ethos of Ethics. 2 more ethics complaints against Governor Palin dismissed. We win, you lose!

UPDATE 2: The Alaska bloggers continue to act like children. Since they have been reduced in stature by the overwhelming response to Sarah Palin's book tour, they are left with nothing in their arsenal except for petty childish jokes. Read about it at Alaska Bloggers Reach New Heights of Immaturity


Blogger's note: This site wishes to not link to the Alaska bloggers' web pages for promotional purposes. The Alaska bloggers' positions and actions which are paraphrased and poked at here are done so strictly in the opinion of this blogger. These opinions are not sanctioned by Sarah Palin or any support groups or websites that are mentioned or implied. If the reader of this post wants to cross reference this blog post with the actual content on the Alaska bloggers' websites, they can Google search each one - I have mentioned them by their screen names for this purpose. We encourage anyone who wants to quote or link to this post to do so only for the purpose of expressing their first amendment rights to express or support an opinion. This site stands opposed to anyone who would take any illegal action against the Alaska bloggers as the result of this post. This site recognizes the Alaska bloggers' rights to express their opinions and any harsh portrayal of them is strictly for the purpose of demonstrating this blogger's strong disagreement with their positions and motives. I ask that those who read this post pray for the elimination of hatred in their hearts and ask God to inspire them to find a more positive and productive way to communicate their differences of opinion with Sarah Palin.

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