I'm both appalled and (reluctantly) fascinated by the weird, far-fetched and utterly illogical attacks being launched against Republican Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin by some left-wing critics. They're so utterly way out there as to be scientifically, medically and realistically impossible, yet they're coming thick and fast. What is it with these people?
- A poster on the Daily Kos forums, one ArcXIX, insists that Palin's youngest son is actually her grandson, born to her oldest daughter and "covered up" by the Governor. Quite apart from the fact that the only "evidence" offered is the most far-fetched conjecture imaginable, the key item - a photograph of Palin's daughter with a slight "bump" on her belly - was taken, not earlier this year as ArcXIX insists, but two years ago. That's a heck of a long gestation period! Even Andrew Sullivan is going overboard, demanding "answers" to questions that only the far Left can visualize. Amanda Carpenter debunks this myth handily. My perspective: have these idiots never heard of Occam's Razor? Have these loony-Left dumbasses ever considered that the simplest explanation is actually the only one that fits here? They're in self-destruct mode, I fear, and the truth is not in them. They're as bad as the 9/11 Truthers - or Troofers, as I prefer to call them.
- Alan Colmes of Fox News actually had the gall (and medical ignorance) to speculate that Palin's youngest son, who suffers from Downs Syndrome, might have got that way through Palin's lack of care and attention to the needs of her pregnancy. He's since deleted his post, complaining about the 'vile comments' of those offended by what he said: but other bloggers had already quoted it. See here for one such entry.
- The inimitable Protein Wisdom debunks (as superbly as usual) the various far-Left conspiracy theories, cabals and controversies about Palin. Hysterically funny, and well worth reading.
Finally, Sean "Diddy" Combs has posted a profanity-laden video giving his (inarticulate, illogical, unintelligent and often unintelligible) perspective on Palin's selection. I won't dignify it by embedding it in my blog, but for those of you who want to watch it, go here. Language alert - not to mention logic deficiency!!!
The funniest development, to my mind, is the reaction of hardline Hillary supporters to Palin's selection. You can read it for yourself on the Hillary Clinton Forum. Priceless! Absolutely priceless!
As I've said before, I'm genuinely centrist. I'm neither a Republican nor a Democrat, and I vote for the individual, not for the party. However, I have to say that I've never seen a more massive outbreak of shoot-ourselves-in-both-feet as the outpourings of the far Left over Sarah Palin - and I've certainly never seen them do such a thoroughly good job about it!