Dear Sarah Palin:
This is an open letter to you, one I know you won’t read, but I am compelled to write it anyway. Someone HAS to tell you how it is, my dear. You are surrounded by YES people, and that’s just not a good thing. Now, I don’t care about you. I don’t. However, I think you are extremely dangerous to America. You know, with all the lying that you do. And the misinformation you put out there, someone HAS to take a stand and tell you like it is. Your base is the dumbest of the dumb. The really stupid Americans who believe everything you say. The ones who are either too lazy, or uneducated to do their own fact checking. Whenever I say anything, I welcome anybody to check what I say. Fact-check me. Now, who am I? I’m a lowly blogger in St. Louis, MO. But an educated blogger who doesn’t even need to fact-check you because I already know what you’re saying is false. But I do it anyway. So let’s get started.
The first thing I want to address is what happened a couple of days ago. You and your family were visiting Mount Vernon and your daughter, Piper, made a comment that you were so proud of. Except us real educated folk were horrified. You missed a golden opportunity to share with us the education YOU could give your daughter about slaves.
Wait. In fact, at the moment she made that statement, YOU should have said, “Honey, we need to talk about slavery. The darkest mark on this country’s history.” But I don’t know if you just simply don’t think black people exist, or you just don’t care that slavery was a huge part of the foundation of America. This quote was from Sarah Palin’s web site about what happened:
“When Piper laid the wreath at George Washington’s tomb this afternoon, I wished that every American school student could be here to see and feel the spirit of our nation’s first father. Even Piper was able to grasp the significance of being in the presence of our first President – who had such diverse interests – when she told me later “how hard he must have worked to keep that farm going!”
I would like to know one thing. Who are the people around you? Who is approving and going over what you’re publishing before you publish it? Are they just as dimwitted as you? I guess so, because you’ve had MANY of these faux pas.
I could start from the very beginning when John McCain unleashed you on an unsuspecting public back in 2008, but then this would be the longest letter ever. I did a couple of blogs on you previously, so maybe take a look at them as well. But I think I’m going to start with your lying about Obama’s death panels. That was one of the most irresponsible statements to ever come out of any politician’s mouth. Do YOU not do any research? Do you not care about truth and facts? Seriously. I would like to know if the actual truth has a place in your political life. This is what YOU said about President Obama’s health care reform bill:
“The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s “death panel” so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their “level of productivity in society,” whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil.”
Wow. Stunning. The fact that a grown woman would even think such a thing. And since the health care reform bill passed, have you kept up with your claim? Have you actually met anyone who has been in front of ‘Obama’s death panels’? I’ve noticed that if you are anything, you’re a contrarian. Whatever puts you on the opposite side of what’s popular. The problem with that is you have no idea what you’re talking about. You are only a GOP talking point. I have yet to hear you speak of an original thought. And I have asked many, many times for anyone to find me a speech you gave, that wasn’t a GOP talking point. It can’t be done. Even your disastrous VP debate was all GOP talking points. I’d hate to call you a media whore, no wait … you ARE a media whore, with absolutely nothing to offer anybody. Nothing original, nothing new. And people just eat it up. It’s embarrassing.
Here’s another question I need you to answer. You called for Rahm Emanuel’s job after he called his own party ‘a bunch of retards.’ You were so outraged because you believe you are the only woman to ever give birth to a special needs child. Then Rush Limbaugh said it and it was cool with you. He was using satire. WOW. But here’s what I want to know: You told Dr. Laura Schlessinger ‘don’t retreat, reload’ because you felt the mainstream media was taking her First Amendment rights away? After she said the N word on her show 11 times in one segment. You seriously believe the word ‘retard’ is worse than the word ‘nigger’? Well your actions speak for themselves. Given THIS and the fact that you have no desire to educate your daughter about slavery is proof you are racist. Those two things DID happen, Sarah. That is a fact. Your responses speak volumes
Also on this insane bus tour, you made the statement that “Obama has accumulated more debt than previous 43 presidents combined.” Guess what? It’s a lie. Did you know it was a lie? Do you care that it was a lie? Do you not have a research team? Do you have a research team that does actual research? And not just Sarah Palin research? Will you ever be held accountable for anything you’ve ever said? THAT, my friends, is the hundred thousand dollar question.
When I think of you, Sarah, I think of a couple of things. Not good things. Things I would tell my daughter to NOT become. If my daughter ever displayed signs of your personality, any of your characteristics, or your disposition, I would have failed as a mother.
Sarah Palin is a Victim: Are you really a victim, Sarah? NO. But you play one on TV. Show me one time, just one, where you accepted responsibility for telling a lie, misleading, or just plain-looking stupid during an interview. You have been blaming the lame-stream media since YOU couldn’t answer one simple question, ‘What do you read.’ Really, Sarah, YOU couldn’t answer it, and because it backfired, you blamed Katie Couric. That’s a victim. Except you’re not a victim. Then your unbelievably entertaining and hilarious sit-down interview with Katie Couric went even worse, yet you still blamed Katie. Even though the words were coming out of your mouth. At that moment I realized you really didn’t know anything. You then invented your ‘gotcha’ question excuse for everything. Everyone was out to get you. Lady, you were running for second in office, for Vice President of the United States, not the PTA. And the media did have John McCain dead in less than four years so you were indirectly running for President. But you knew nothing. And you still don’t know anything. I mean if there was one thing you should have learned from the Katie interview, was that you needed to educate yourself. But that was lost on you.
Sarah Palin is a Hypocrite: Sometimes I wonder if you even know what that word means. What you say and your actions are always two different things. Your mantra is always about the lame-stream media, but it’s beyond hypocritical to chastise them, yet you won’t go on any other station but Fox News. I want you to do a sit-down with Lawrence O’Donnell. I wish I could say Rachel Maddow but she is just way too nice. Lawrence would call you out on your bullshit. But we all know that will never happen. You are a coward, Sarah. Hiding behind Fox News and that horrible journalist Greta Van Susteren. Greta: You’re kind of the reason why journalism is dead. You let Sarah Palin come on your show and spew whatever crap she wants to, and you have no desire to hold her accountable. It’s disgraceful. You have no integrity or dignity, Greta. You should be ashamed. Sarah, on YOUR show, said Sputnik eventually was the reason for the fall of the Soviet Union. Yeah, she said that on YOUR show. Yet you didn’t correct her at all. A fifth grader could have corrected her. I hope you don’t introduce yourself as a reporter or a journalist, because you’re not.
Sarah Palin is a Narcissist: Which plays perfectly into you being a victim. Your display of narcissism was in high gear after the Gabrielle Giffords tragedy in AZ. You certainly made it all about you. Let me remind you of something, Sarah, YOU did put up a map of crosshairs targeting Giffords’ district. YOU did do that. And crosshairs only means one thing, Sarah, it’s a target. You put a target on Gabby Giffords’ name and district. YOU did that. So the media making a connection to what you DID do, and the gunman, was NOT far-fetched. But then you came out with a video response that had narcissism written all over it. You turned this horrific event around, and made it about YOU. Pathetic. YOUR ‘blood libel’, Sarah? Really? I’ll say it again, YOU PUT UP A MAP WITH CROSSHAIRS TARGETING GABRIELLE GIFFORDS’ DISTRICT. That is a FACT. But in Sarah Palin fashion, you made it all about YOU.
I do have another pressing question for you. Do you think you can go your whole political career and never have to talk to reporters and journalists that don’t work for Fox News? If you do decide to run for President, and God knows I hope you do, you WILL have to go on MSNBC, and all the major networks. But I don’t think you’re informed enough to think that you do. You think that because you are Sarah Palin, you can do whatever you want. You don’t have to go on another network and answer questions. And you call that being Mavericky. And what it actually is, Sarah, is cowardly.
Kathryn J. Scaglione