Palin’s speech yesterday made me groan. Damn. I’m going to have to write about her again. That’s what I thought. Then I read William Rivers Pitt’s piece called “Poor, Poor Sarah,” and I no longer need to write. Rivers Pitt said everything I wanted to say about Palin’s speech. One of the comments advised us to ignore Palin. I was going to write about her because I think she’s dangerous to ignore. Her brand of jingoism feeds too many too well, and as much as I’d like Palin to fade away, her visibility requires critiquing.
I also agree with another comment that Palin fits the description of a narcissist. I condemn her for taking advantage of the Tucson shootings to advance her own media image. Several posters also mentioned this concern. Here are two other reasons I think Palin’s dangerous: 1) She lies, and 2) she does not take responsibility.