Tuesday, December 14, 2010
I don't think Sarah Palin is doing this right.
Now remember I said BEST portraits.
My assumption is that this pose was intended to make her look more Presidential, but all it says to me is "Look kids! The new governess is here from the agency, and if you screw with THIS one like you did the last one she will kill you in your sleep!"
Am I wrong, or is this another EPIC FAIL?
Now if that was not bad enough, and I believe it just might be, Palin's pal Greta Van Sucks-to-be-Palin's-pal released some heretofore unseen video of the Grizzled Mama interacting with the Haitian children.
Now for one thing, everything she says in he beginning of the clip is complete gobbledygook. I am sorry, but I listened to it a couple of times, and it was just a bunch of words, many of them repeated several times, that really NEVER said anything. Here is an example:
These people have had natural disasters now. The cholera outbreak, it really lets us see, opportunity to help and send a message back to those who are more privileged materially to have opportunity here to share with these who are hurting.
See what I mean? (Here is the transcript so you can check for yourself.)
Just a few minutes later in the video she DARES to chastise Bill Clinton, who has been to Haiti multiple times since the earthquake, for taking the advice of the Secret Service and suspending a planned trip due to security concerns. (Palin makes one trip to Haiti for a photo-op and then slams one of our ex-Presidents for not being there during the same, and ONLY, 48 hours that SHE is there? Can you spell B-I-T-C-H?)
Now I know that many of you simply HATE to watch Palin on video while being subjected to her screechy voice, but I would like you to at least fast forward to the 4:30 mark on the video and watch how stiff and uncomfortable Palin is around these children. Her mouth keeps referring to them as "joyful," but her body language tells an entirely different story as she stands with her arms clasped to her sides as if she is absolutely terrified that one of them will actually make physical contact with her. Watch it for yourselves and tell me if I am wrong.
So if Palin wanted to convince the American voter that she understands how to deal with catastrophes and feels comfortable dealing with people from other cultures or ethnicities, I think it is pretty clear that she failed miserably.
It appears that the Palin political machine is experiencing one misfire after the other in an almost comical fashion which makes their attempts to get her message out, and to polish up her image, seem more like a "This is Spinal Tap" version of a REAL political campaign. Apparently the Palin-bots are the Keystone Kops version of political operatives.
Is THIS where I get to say, "I told you so?"