As I pointed out as recently as last night, Governor Palin is no stranger to double standards. The mainstream media loves to pull out a separate set of rules when it comes to her. Greta Van Susteren boldly points out another example of such bias in her article, "Who is 'putting family first?' Sarah Palin or Sally Quinn?"
In July, Sally Quinn, columnist in the Washington Post, defended David Letterman for his comments about Governor Sarah Palin and her daughter. In doing so, she criticized Governor Palin. My "favorite" of her criticisms ? It is in bold blue text below. Read below and then you decide who is putting family first - the mother defending her child from the comments of a talk show host who coincidentally cheats on his wife? or the wife who conveniently schedules a wedding so that her husband can't attend the wedding of a grandchild from a former marriage...and then writes a column to sugar coat it when it hits the gossip circuit in DC.
We report, you decide.
Here are Sally Quinn's comments about Gov Palin...followed by a link to her explanation.".....Well, clearly, [Governor Sarah Palin] has not put her family first … And these children have, it seems publicly, to have been exploited by her in a, I think, really unfortunate way … She brings them all to the convention, including Trig, the baby. She brings the pregnant daughter with the boyfriend who clearly didn’t want to be there. She then travels around with the children, using them as sort of photo ops … she brings the children up when she needs them to shore up her own image....." [MS/NBC]
So how does Sally Quinn compare to Sarah Palin? She has scheduled her son's wedding on the same day as her husband's grandchild from a previous marriage so now her husband must pick: his son or his granddaughter from previous marriage. Family first? or some deep seeded problem?
PS - you may notice the reference Sally Quinn made on MS/NBC about Governor Palin's then "pregnant daughter" which seemed a bit of a slap at the family situation. In Quinn's article, she reports her news about her son's pregnant girlfriend and her reaction is that she is thrilled. I am sure she is thrilled - but was she being nasty about the Palin situation or not? We report, you decide.
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I applaud Greta's commitment to truth above all. She calls it like she sees it. Sally Quinn's double standard is plain to see--so she gets called out.
People suffering from Palin Derangement Syndrome face one major danger: in their commitment to undermining Governor Palin and calling her actions into question, they draw attention to their own actions--and often theirs doesn't stand up to serious scrutiny.
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