GREGORY KANE: SARAH PALIN’S worst critics have no decency – Washington Examiner
Palin’s worst critics have no decency
By: Gregory Kane | 09/18/11 8:05 PM
Desperate. That’s what critics and detractors of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin are getting, and she hasn’t even announced she’s running for president yet. Can you believe these people are playing, of all things, the Glen Rice card?
Here’s how this bit of non-news got started. Author Joe McGinniss wrote a book entitled “The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin.” It’s supposed to be an expose of the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate.
In the book, McGinniss claims that Palin had an affair with one of her husband’s business partners. According to various news reports, both Palin and the business partner have denied that allegation.
McGinniss also claimed that in 1987, when Palin was Sarah Heath and a sports reporter for an Alaska television station, she had a one-night stand with Glen Rice, then a star player for the University of Michigan. (The Wolverines hoops squad was in Alaska for a basketball tourney called the Great Alaska Shootout at the time.)
So McGinniss had to go back 24 years, to a time when both Sarah Heath and Rice were consenting adults, to dig up what he considers “dirt” on the woman now known as Sarah Palin?
As I said, it’s an act of desperation. But Palin-bashers are lapping it up. Here are just a few comments I found on Facebook:
“She’s a cheap slut.”
“No wonder she’s always so nasty; she’s missing Mr. Big Stuff! LOL!”
“You don’t want that trash after you. God knows what she’s got. She certainly doesn’t have any sense of birth control.” (The translation of this comment, from liberal-ese to regular, down-home English, is that Palin doesn’t believe in sucking unborn children down a tube.)
So Palin is a “slut” and “trash.” Ah, the civility of those on the left. Don’t you just love it?
It occurs to me that it wasn’t too long ago when one of their guys — that would be former President Clinton — was found to have committed certain sexual acts with a certain intern in the White House. Nobody on the left ever called him “trash.” If anything, he became more popular with those on the left.