Friday, September 05, 2008

Compassionate Conservative Hockey Mom

OMG!! If the Democrats can't use this to sink Sarah Palin's political career they're not trying. Turns out that Governor Sarah 'Barracuda' Palin Made a huge gaffe in her RNC speech on Wednesday.

From Booman Tribune:
In last night's speech, Governor Palin characterized herself as a pit-bull with lipstick.
GOV. PALIN: I had the privilege of living most of my life in a small town. I was just your average hockey mom and signed up for the PTA. (Cheers, applause.)

AUDIENCE: (Chanting.) Hockey moms! Hockey moms! Hockey moms! GOV. PALIN: (Laughs.) I love those hockey moms. You know, they say the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull: lipstick. (Laughter, cheers, applause.) dog BooMan and I were once attacked and hospitalized by a pit-bull, so I'm probably the wrong person to ask for a dispassionate assessment of this self-characterization. For me, a pit-bull is an animal with the raw jaw-power of a leopard who will attack unprovoked and kill innocents. Don't believe me? The people of Anchorage, Alaska do. This is from the August 18th, 2008 edition of the Anchorage Daily News:
The 6-year-old girl attacked by a family pit bull last week was taken off of life support and died after she went into an irreversible vegetative state, according to Anchorage police and the girl's family. Isis Krieger was fatally injured in the attack while playing with Dozer in her East Anchorage mobile home last Tuesday. The dog bit her neck, breaking it and ultimately leaving her brain dead, said the girl's great-grandmother, Wanda Injasoulian...
There's no way to put lipstick on that.
Isis Krieger died on Aug. 18th when she was taken off life support, but the actual attack was on Aug. 12, as reported here. So both Palin and the Republican party had plenty of time to learn of this story.

And for anyone who's wondering, Wasilla Alaska is a suburb of Anchorage. This not only highlights Palin's callousness, but also exposes the incompetence of the McCain campaign for having so poorly vetted what every day is looking to be a choice based on impulse and desperation. On that note see this recent article at Huffington Post:

McCain Camp Didn't Search Palin's Hometown Paper Archives


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