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Why Doesn’t Palin Just Leave The Election In God’s Hands?

Sarah Palin has yet to hold a single press conference since the time she was selected as the vice presidential candidate of the Republican Party. Not once has she opened herself up during this campaign to stand in front of reporters and answer their questions without any restrictions. There’s no straight talk from Sarah Palin, just creampuff edited interviews with predetermined rules about what Palin can and cannot be asked.

Sarah Palin is happy to go and be interviewed by the likes of Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, and most recently, the ultra-right theocratic activist James Dobson. During a radio interview with Dobson this week, Palin explained why she is still running away from holding a press conference with reporters:

“Back to the media, you really can’t pick a fight with those who buy ink by the barrelful, and the mainstream media, they’re going to say what they want to say, and spin however they want to spin it, and this is where my faith becomes even more important to me. I have to have faith that our words, our message will get out there to the American people minus the filter of the mainstream media, so that American voters understand that the clear choices that they have on the 4th of November… We can’t get that message through the mainstream media. That filter has to be erased, so we have to have faith in the wisdom of the people that they’ll understand what our message is. But even bigger that then, I have to have that faith that God’s going to help us get that message out there.”

(listen to the entire interview)

The first thing that attracts my attention about what Sarah Palin had to say is the way that she seems outraged by the idea of an independent media. The mainstream news outlets are hardly attack dogs in confronting Sarah Palin’s right wing ideas. We’ve seen a whole lot of soft journalism on a lot of important stories. Yet, even this seems to be too much for Palin.

Sarah Palin is actually complaining that news media will print what they want to print and say what they want to say. That’s what we call a free press, and it’s essential to the preservation of American freedom.

When Palin says that “We have to erase that filter,” she’s saying that the filter of politically independent media needs to be erased. She regards the filter of a free press, reporting on her candidacy as it wishes, as an obstruction. Her goal is that “our words, our message will get out there to the American people”, but those words and that message is a script that the McCain-Palin campaign is offering without the opportunity for Americans to see it subjected to any thorough questioning.

How will Sarah Palin continue to evade the unscripted questions of journalists? Palin goes back to her religious beliefs, as she always does when confronted with a matter that defies rational justification: “I have to have that faith that God’s going to help us get that message out there,” she says.

You know, I would like to see Sarah Palin follow through on that religious belief. Let Palin embrace her faith. Let her trust in God to get her message out there to the American people. God is omnipotent, after all, so he should be able to send the most powerful agents of Heaven to deliver Sarah Palin’s message all across America.

If Sarah Palin truly believes that God will promote her message, then she ought to just stop campaigning. No more puff interviews with right wing talk shows. No more television commercials. No more campaign appearances. No more press releases.

If Sarah Palin really believes what she says she believes, she can just go home to Wasilla and pray, and let God take care of everything. If God is really on her side, what does she have to be afraid of?

Just be quiet, Sarah. Shhhh. God is talking. Don’t interrupt.

4 comments to Why Doesn’t Palin Just Leave The Election In God’s Hands?

  • Barbara Jean

    You’re an idiot. She’s been interviewed by Charles Gibson, Katie Couric and even DREW GRIFFIN, a CNN CORRESPONDENT who flagrantly misrepresented a written piece by another reporter National Review columnist Byron York. Then, you attribute you’re own stupid comments about her belief in God as if that is how she feels and reacts. Get your head out of your arse already!

  • Jim

    Jesus still thinks you’re swearing even if you spell it with a “r.”

    No, I don’t have any more substantive reaction to your comment, Barbara, since your comment doesn’t assess the substance of J. Clifford’s piece. He quoted Sarah Palin herself. Ask yourself why Sarah Palin thinks God’s going to throw the election.

  • Marie

    She’s so sad and pathetic…I really feel sorry for her. How did she every make governor?

    Will she every recovery from the buffoonery
    she indeed allowed?

  • Cody Goin

    My name is Cody Goin and if i had the chance to vote in the 2008 election i would vote for democratic nominee Obama. My reason is i myself am a democrat and i think John McCain is a threat to our country he is NOT the change we need so YES defenitly Obama.

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