I have never seen anything like this. The left is in complete meltdown over Sarah Palin. The above picture is from Salon Magazine's article, "The Dominatrix: Sarah Palin is trying to seduce independent voters. But she comes across like a whip-wielding mistress who wants to discipline a naughty America." Does the author, Gary Kamiya, seem to be losing his grip
Four years after Americans looked at the first term of the worst president in modern history and decided they liked what they saw well enough to sign up for four more years, it's all too plausible that just when victory is in sight, the most crucial election of our time could be tipped by the 11th-hour appearance of a slick, unqualified, right-wing extremist and religious zealot in designer glasses.
Call it Moose ex Machina.
I have to admit, this hyper-partisan at least has some humor - and an obviously overactive imagination dominated with S&M fantasies. Not so with Salon's other article from the odious lightweight, Juan Cole, who compares Sarah Palin to a Muslim terrorist. Not surprising, since Mr. Cole has a long history of being unable to distinguish America's friends from foe.
Michelle Cottle at TNR is "Shattered" by it all, calling Palin a "crackpot." Hillary, we are told, was perfectly qualified by her extensive experience (???) to be commander in chief, while Gov. Palin is obviously not. Indeed, according to Ms. Cottle, "the Palin pick is disheartening on so many levels. For starters, even what little we know about the Alaska governor's policy views is enough to make a traditional feminist weep."
Joan Smith at Seattle PI informs we, the great unwashed, that no "enlightened voter" could possibly support Sarah Palin. It would seem that Ms. Smith bases her assessment on what she believes conservative voters should feel about Gov. Palins pregnant teenage daughter. We thank her for her suggestions and have one of our own - please keep it up. Ad hominem attacks are working perfectly - pay no attention to those poll numbers.
Andy Sullivan over at the Atlantic - the MSNBC of print journalism - has been in meltdown ever since he decided that he wanted to have Obama's love child. Patterico has a cottage industry going debunking the serial smears coming from the keyboard of the excitable one. Among the most recent, that Sarah Palin opposes the teaching of contraception in schools and that Palin wants to see creationism taught in schools.
And lastly, there is Ariana Huffington who refers to Gov. Palin as a Trojan Moose. According to Ms. Huffington, Gov. Palin is George Bush sexed up. That one is a bit of a tough sell, but kudos to Ms. Huffington for giving us some entertainment with her attempt.
Update: The above pretty much pale in comparison to Obama's gaffe of yesterday, seeming to analogize Gov. Palin to a pig. Given that there is a large segment of women in this country livid at the perceived sexism from the Obama camp towards Hillary, this was just incredibly stupid - as is refusing to defuse the situation. A new McCain ad has already pounced on it.
As I've said many times, the left just cannot help themselves on this one. And they seem to be getting more unhinged by the day. It is so obvious and so unfair it is having a real boomerang effect. What can I say but, more please.