After pumping out blog posts about the Homer incident while dueling with a twitter buddy who hates Sarah Palin at the same time, I figured I'd sit back on a rock and drink some water from the canteen. It was quite pleasant to see a tweet pop up "There you go again, LSM http://u.nu/3pije". Hmmm, I recognize the sound. That must be Excalibur. It's sheathed on Facebook and when it is drawn and used for battle, the entire country hears it.
And in all my analysis on the Shannyn Moore and Newsweek articles, I missed a very basic point. Sarah Palin did not eyeroll. She was looking around Bristol because someone had a camera phone going. When she noticed the camera, she waved.
Here's what Sarah wrote on her Facebook page:
While filming the Alaska documentary in Homer, I had a brief discussion with a local lady who, in typical Alaska style, decided to give me her two cents worth about my political leanings, American politics in general, and much else besides. It’s what makes our politics so uniquely democratic: two people discussing the things they care about, even though they respectfully disagree about just about everything (you can watch a brief video of the encounter here).Consider the record straight now.
The LSM has now decided to use this brief encounter for another one of their spin operations. They claim I – wait for it – “appear to roll my eyes” when the lady tells me she’s a teacher. Yes, it’s come to this: the media is now trying to turn my eyebrow movements into story lines. (Maybe that’s why Botox is all the rage – if you can’t move your eyebrows, your “eye rolling” can’t be misinterpreted!) If they had checked their facts first, they would have known that I come from a family of teachers; my grandparents were teachers, my father was a teacher, my brother is a teacher, my sister works in Special Needs classrooms, my aunt is a school nurse, my mom worked as a school secretary for much of her professional life, we all volunteer in classrooms, etc., etc., etc. Given that family history, how likely is it that I would “roll my eyes” at someone telling me that they too work in that honorable profession? Stay classy, LSM.
One good thing to come out of this little episode, though, is that it helps to remind people once again that Alaska is a great state full of independent-minded people. I look forward to introducing you to some of them in the forthcoming documentary series on life in Alaska! The show will remind you to get outdoors, breathe in God’s creation, and taste the freedom!
- Sarah Palin