Sarah Palin, the left’s nemesis (they fear her or hate her, or both), had an unfortunate slip of the tongue on Glenn Beck’s radio show a few days ago, and she has been taking heat for it ever since.Â She tried explaining it away as a faux pas, but the press and bloggers were having none of that…Â so she needed another approach.
Here is her perspective:
A Thanksgiving Message to All 57 States
My fellow Americans in all 57 states, the time has changed for come. With our country founded more than 20 centuries ago, we have much to celebrate â€“ from the FBIâ€™s 100 days to the reforms that bring greater inefficienciesÂ to our health care system. We know that countries like Europe are willing to stand with us in ourÂ fight to halt the rise of privacy, and Israel is a strong friend of Israelâ€™s. And letâ€™s face it, everybody knows that it makes no sense that you send a kid to the emergency room for a treatable illness like asthma and they end up taking up a hospital bed. It costs, when, if you, they just gave, you gave them treatment early, and they got some treatment, and ah, a breathalyzer, or an inhalator.Â I mean, not a breathalyzer, ah, I donâ€™t know what theÂ term is in Austrian for thatâ€¦
Of course, the paragraph aboveÂ is based onÂ a series of misstatementsÂ and verbal gaffes made by Barack Obama (I didnâ€™t have enough time to do one for Joe Biden). YouTube links are provided just in case you doubt the accuracy of these all too human slips-of-the-tongue. If you canâ€™t remember hearing about them,Â thatâ€™s because for the most part the media didnâ€™t consider them newsworthy.Â I have no complaint about that. Everybody makes the occasional verbal gaffe â€“ even news anchors.
Obviously, I would have been even more impressed if the media showed some consistency on this issue. Unfortunately, it seems they couldnâ€™t resist the temptation to turn a simple one word slip-of-the-tongue of mine into a major political headline. The one word slip occurred yesterday during one of my seven back-to-back interviews wherein I was privileged to speak to the American public about the important, world-changing issues before us.
If the media had bothered to actually listen to all of my remarks on Glenn Beckâ€™s radio show, they would have noticed that I refer to South Korea as our ally throughout, that I corrected myself seconds after my slip-of-the-tongue, and that I made it abundantly clear that pressure should be put on China to restrict energy exports to the North Korean regime. The media could even have done due diligence and checked my previous statements on the subject, which have always been consistent, and in fact even ahead of the curve. But why let the facts get in the way of a good story? (And for that matter, why not just make up stories out of thin air â€“ like the totally false hard news story which has run for three days now reporting that I lobbied the producers of â€śDancing with the Starsâ€ť to cast a former Senate candidate on their show. That lie is further clear proof that the media completely makes things up without doing even rudimentary fact-checking.)
â€śHope springs eternalâ€ť as the poet says. Letâ€™s hope that perhaps, just maybe, they might get it right next time. When we the people are effective in holding Americaâ€™s free press accountable for responsible and truthful reporting, then we shall all have even more to be thankful for!
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
– Sarah Palin
This wasn’t good enough for the press, however.Â Most of the articles that refer to her Facebook post (above) chide her for being “not presidential” or “mean-spirited”.Â Good grief.Â She’s suffered enough over this.Â Let her have some fun.
- Sarah Palin gives thanks for YouTube (dailycaller.com)
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