January 05, 2011
As they beat a retweet...
Via Ann Althouse, I learned that CNN is all atwitter over Sarah Palin's retweet of Tammy Bruce's pro-gay twitter:
What aroused my curiosity was the spin in CNN's headline -- "Palin re-tweet raises questions."
What "questions" are being raised? That this was out of character? That Sarah Palin makes no sense?
MSNBC goes a step further and cites speculation that Palin is a technologically clueless idiot who had no idea what she was doing:
Um, I don't think so. Sarah Palin is not only thoroughly familiar with the technology, but she has been a guest on Tammy Bruce's radio program, since at least last summer, when this live podcast was posted.
Tammy Bruce relates the background of the tweet, and goes out of her way not to put words in Sarah Palin's mouth:
However, nothing Sarah Palin might do or say would ever make the left do anything other than gnash their teeth in irrational rage. Seriously, if she decided, say, to go on record as supporting gay marriage at a press conference, they would relentlessly recontext her remarks as somehow bigoted or stupid.
I have to say, the way the left reacts to these things is very entertaining, and I reminded of the way all hell broke loose over Glenn Beck's remarks about how gay marriage would not harm the country.
Sometimes I suspect that one of the basic commandments of political collusion is along the lines of
"Thou shalt always live up to the narratives which are ordained by others."
posted by Eric on 01.05.11 at 10:56 AM
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