Newsweek cover on Palin reads like a parody

Are they loosing it? If they want Sarah Palin to go away and for the media to stop talking about her, maybe the media … uhhh … should stop talking about her! Looking into the political future of the GOP is like trying to see a pen cap at the bottom of a soy latte with double foam.

Look, so far I like Gov. Palin. I also like a few other conservative leaders. That said, I’m going to pick up her book this week like a few hundred thousand other readers and will specifically be interested in reading about her policy opinions.

Update: I infrequently get to listen to Limbaugh during the live show, but he points us over to a great piece at Power Line from Friday I missed. The Associated Press put 11 reporters on the story to “fact check” Palin’s book. Hilarious! Eleven reporters!

Unfortunately, I’m not sure if the book will deliver what I’m looking for. Melanie Kirkpatrick from the Wall Street Journal writes

It is disappointing that Mrs. Palin devotes so little of “Going Rogue” to the issues that she and Mr. McCain ran on.

newsweek-cover-palinBummer. Many may enjoy reading about her background and the dirt from the campaign trail, but I’m looking for political substance. I don’t expect Mark Levin Liberty and Tyranny-type brilliance, just a little somethin’ somethin’ ya know?

I don’t really care about her 60 or-so days with the McCain campaign. That really does not tell me about her political philosophy since we all know vice presidential candidates are overtly handled by campaign staff. Heck, presidential candidates too…

So, on to the Nov. 23 issues of Newsweek – sporting a business plan that cuts subscribed members in half – with the headline How do you solve a problem like Sarah? … and the sub-headline She’s bad news for the GOP – and for everyone else, too.

Well, you can’t since one, she’s not in elected office and two, she’s not running for office and three, she’s not even spoken of joining third party.

The same goes for Limbaugh, Hannity, Vicevich, Levin and McGough 😉

Is Newsweek asking if the GOP should put some sort of political hit on Sarah Palin? She’s a private citizen. If you think there must be some sort of dirt on this woman to cripple her politically and personally, you’re dreaming since they – the hundreds of reporters sent out on the task – would have already found it and exploited it for all it’s worth.

Oh, I forgot about Joe the Plumber. But anyway…

So, why does the media and the left feel the need to flat out tell America that Palin is bad for America? I can only figure they are scared of her politics. As far as I can tell, she’s a conservative and they don’t like conservatives. They really don’t like conservatives that draw crowds and sell books.

Malkin notes the recent attacks on conservative women. Why would any conservative want to get involved with running for office these days is totally beyond me, but maybe it’s knowing that almost 60 percent of Americans consider themselves conservative or very conservative.

We’re not arguing with the people, we’re fighting a battle against the main street media.

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Steve McGough

Steve's a part-time conservative blogger. Steve grew up in Connecticut and has lived in Washington, D.C. and the Bahamas. He resides in Connecticut, where he’s comfortable six months of the year.


  1. donh on November 16, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    I love this Newsweek picture of Sarah Palin. There is something about Sarah Palen, her life, and her beauty that harkens back to the good old America. There was a time when American values were wrapped up in artistic allegorical images of a woman dressing in flag colored togas, posed with eagles, clipper ships and cannons. It is the kind of "Columbia" woman you see posing as the trade mark of Columbia pictures.. .…or cast into a Morgan silver dollar. Look at a  closeup of Sarah Palin's face…. .…. She bears an amazing resemblance to the allegorical image of Justice seen in the Cuyahoga County Courthouse, a stained glass window made by Frederick Wilson at Tiffany Studios. .. .…May she bring JUSTICE to the American people.

  2. gillie28 on November 16, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Steve, you wrote, "as far as I can tell, she’s a conservative and they don’t like conservatives. They really don’t like conservatives that draw crowds and sell books."   And they (intellectually elite, secular media of all political persuasions) REALLY, REALY  don't like her because she openly espoused basic, Christian beliefs.  That's an anathema to those who are too "sophisticated" for an openly committed, woman (or person) of faith.

  3. Dimsdale on November 17, 2009 at 5:43 am

    Steve: it is more accurately spelled "Newsweak", for obvious reasons.

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