It was certainly nice of the Conde Nast people to give washed up hack Joe McGinniss a living. Conde Nast is so anti-Sarah, they use all of their magazines to go after her. They were so nice to Joe, they even published his drivel on the cover of Portfolio, right before it went under. Joe thinks Sarah is a dummy for not letting Exxon/Mobil build the Alaska pipeline. Well, Sarah didn't want the big oil majors to control both the production and distribution of this fuel. Boy Sarah is so stupid, she didn't want to give the major oil companies even more leverage over Alaska politics.
Anyway, Joe McGinniss is so washed up you have to go back to the early 90's to even get a negative review of his body of work. At that time, he wrote a book about Ted Kennedy, which some critics felt stole from other books.
Now Joe is writing for The Daily Beast- controlled by Barry Diller, and edited by Tina Brown. Joe is aghast that Sarah is taking a plane from Rochester New York to Washington State. She is too fresh. Thats unfair. Joe fondly remembers when he too used to have a publisher that sent him on planes to book signings. Now poor Joe has to get into the door by promising to write negative Sarah pieces. He probably has to share a bus now with senior citzens going to the local casino- hoping it stops close by his editor's office.
In much the same vein, the Huffington Post has an article about Sarah Palin "quitting" a charity race early. Wow. Are these people digging at the bottom of the smear pile? Could you imagine Arianna Huffington in a race with Sarah Palin. Arianna Huffington would probably throw up her arugula and brie if she had to open her limo's door by herself.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Lisa Belkin dismisses Sarah Palin as a "cheerleader" while "educated, ambitious women" are "student council presidents" in today's New York Times Magazine section. Ms. Belkin writes and blogs about motherhood and the "intersection" of parenting with work. She went to Princeton. Can you imagine that Belkin, who quit the Times because they wouldn't let her work from home, and writes about it like this act makes her Joan of Arc, has the nerve to call a former Governor a "cheerleader". Sarah Palin never worked- yes, she just spent hours on a fishing boat in the cold with her husband, while Belkin was probably at Princeton writing about how the menstrual cycle is the result of Republican experiments with antibotics in farm animals. Belkin was a big booster of the idea to make Caroline Kennedy a New York Senator- because poor Caroline had to give up her career to be a mother, and never got the chance to follow the grand Kennedy tradition of driving into the sound while representing the public. Belkin envies Sarah Palin her looks- because as a proto "student council president", poor Lisa had to rely on her smarts at school. Caroline Kennedy whose public utterances were astounding for their clarity and power ("You Know") is a a real woman- not a doll. Palin who got the major oil companies to pay taxes based on their profits, not by production, in Alaska, is a Ditz. But Belkin, who has the intellectual reach of a flashlight in a locked closet, opines for the paper of record.