SARAH PALIN AS JOHN GOTTI

Andrew Sullivan, having failed to detonate his Trig bomb, has adopted a new slander Sarah strategy.  Palin, whom he has previously dismissed as ”insignificant,” is suddenly very “powerful” and using her immense political resources to persecute that helpless paragon of virtue, Levi Johnston:

He’s a nineteen-year-old up against one of the most powerful and easily the most famous celebrity in Alaska …

Sullivan would have us believe that Palin is the John Gotti of Alaska’s divorce courts, able to intimidate the entire legal system of her state into taking poor Levi’s child from him. Never mind what his former girlfriend, Bristol Palin says:

None of this is true; my mother is not involved in this case, except as a grandmother.

This is dumber than Sullivan’s Trig jihad. Palin is no longer the state’s governor. And, despite the stupendous success of her book, she doesn’t have the financial resources to persecute Levi Johnston or anyone else. Sullivan needs to get a life. 

Comments 8

  1. Derek Pearce wrote:

    Sullivan has never dismissed Palin as just “insignificant.” Intellectually lacking and uncurious, yes- which is why the idea that she could accumulate real political power is so creepy. Glad to see Levi is making a point of forcing her to air her dirty laundry in public if she’s so intent on picking on him!

    Posted 29 Dec 2009 at 12:30 pm
  2. Catron wrote:

    “Sullivan has never dismissed Palin as just ‘insignificant.’?

    You’re wrong on this. But, even if this were the one opprobrious adjective he hasn’t used on her, that’s not the point.

    He has consistently portayed her as an utter lightweight and a national joke. Now he wants us to believe she’s the crafty spawn of Lady MacBeth and Machiavelli.

    It’s absurd.

    Posted 29 Dec 2009 at 1:15 pm
  3. Aaron wrote:

    Palin’s current job status aside, the wealthy can use our courts to get the outcomes they want for themselves if they’re willing to pay for it.

    I don’t see why these proceedings shouldn’t be entirely transparent, just as my parents divorce proceedings were.

    Posted 29 Dec 2009 at 1:19 pm
  4. ECM wrote:

    God, it never fails: you post something about Sullivan, and his merry band of lunatic followers come creeping out of the woodwork. What does the guy do? Throw up a ‘bat signal’ (featuring his milky glutes, of course)?!

    Posted 29 Dec 2009 at 2:28 pm
  5. mary b wrote:

    Sullivan makes an excellent point. Palin may not be gov. anymore but Alaska is a small (population) state and she does have too much power.
    I believe that $arah is behind this 100%. If she would just stop being so vindictive and hateful, Bristol and Levi just may have worked this all out themselves. Palin has a track record of having to be in full control of everything, all the time.

    Posted 29 Dec 2009 at 2:28 pm
  6. ECM wrote:

    He has consistently portayed her as an utter lightweight and a
    national joke. Now he wants us to believe she’s the crafty spawn
    of Lady MacBeth and Machiavelli.

    That’s been the left’s MO since at least Ford: all Rs are dunces except when they’re acting as the reincarnation of Machiavelli meets Mephistopheles–the only irritating thing about it nowadays, is that anyone buys it. (Which, I guess, speaks volumes about the IQ of the average Lefty.)

    Posted 29 Dec 2009 at 5:15 pm
  7. DO wrote:

    Can we discuss things without it being left vs right broad brushes? That blog link calls Palin “one of the most powerful and easily the most famous celebrity in Alaska”; where is that wrong?

    Posted 29 Dec 2009 at 7:22 pm
  8. DanVoj wrote:

    Lady MacBeth had dignity. Sarah Palin does not.

    She has fumbled and bumbled her way through politics and the media, confident that her rally runts will stay by her side, buy her books and believe everything she says. She felt she could handle the campaign (by herself). She felt she could go the first four years of the governorship. She felt she did not have to address the situations of Trig, Tripp, Johnston, GOP clothes and a pregnant, unmarried Bristol.

    People are laughing at her and she knows it. It’s obvious that she doesn’t care.

    But should we be laughing at her or at her followers? Laughter has the uncanny ability of silencing hypocrites. So if people had started laughing sooner (at the campaign rallies), maybe there would be no political Sarah Palin. (Sorry, but a SNL sketch does not carry the same weight as half of the country.

    As to her family and the media, she dragged them around on the campaign trail and then expects them to be off limits to the media while in a custody battle? Come on.

    And as to her lying: the Oprah interview proves that she lies so handily. What mother would say “Of course, we want to take him into the fold” then be part of the custody battle? When asked about her now infamous “Thanksgiving answer” Levi Johnston answered that he could see when she laughed about it, she was lying all the time.

    Palin is a clueless politician: she only listens to herself. And when the Palin-mania quiets down, she’ll have to come to grips with the fact that her veneer has cracked and people took a good look at her – and found nothing inside.

    Her only recourse then: to get a chronic liar’s job…at Fox News Channel.

    Posted 29 Dec 2009 at 8:36 pm

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