Thursday, September 18, 2008

Liar, Liar, Pipeline on Fire

I’ve written several times now that Sarah Palin peaked with her acceptance speech. Now the polls are starting to show it. Even Karl Rove thinks her “celebrity” will subside. It’s interesting, though, that what seems to be doing her in is not her inexperience or her ignorance or her views. It’s that she seems constitutionally unable to tell the truth. MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow have turned themselves into nightly truth squads. Others are joining in.

Could she be a pathological liar? It sure seems so because she lies indiscriminately, on matters great and small – about standing up to Big Oil, about bridges to nowhere, about not abusing her office in a family squabble, but also about accepting McCain’s invitation to be his running mate “without blinking” (and then saying her family voted), and about her teleprompter malfunctioning during her acceptance speech (when dozens of reporters saw it working just fine). The list goes on and on. The word is getting out.

As I’ve also written before, I’ll be surprised if she makes it through to election day; if she doesn’t “decide to spend more time with [her] family.” Whether she does or not, the non-maverick Maverick didn’t help himself by choosing her. Count on that becoming increasingly clear in the next days and weeks.

1 comment:

jay odenbaugh said...

I just wanted to say that I appreciate your blog posts. It is a bit painful to read your posts but it is a good to have a "true left" perspective. They keep me honest. I too am a professor philosophy and have read some of your work and lean towards your political views.

jay odenbaugh