Friday, September 5, 2008

Smears, made-up vetting continue

With a renewed vigor to smear Sarah Palin, the left-leaning news media and blogosphere continues to misfire in its attempt to explore her past.

The Chicago Tribune today, the hometown paper that couldn't even find a major failure on Barack Obama's resume after millions of words of profiles, uncovers the scoop that the Alaskan state plane was not actually sold on eBay! Of course, Palin never said it did.

"That luxury jet was over the top," Palin, the Republican vice presidential nominee, said to loud cheers. "I put it on eBay."

But she hinted it did, opine the Trib vetters.

Palin's statement implied the plane was sold through the online auction site revered for empowering millions of small entrepreneurs, and Palin's spokeswoman insisted Thursday that the transaction occurred. But the plane failed to sell on eBay.

The plane, after not selling on eBay, sold through a broker. Taxpayers in Alaska were $2.1 million richer as a result. So, there's no story whatsoever.

CNN picked up the sinister eBay scandal and interviewed the star of "Troopergate," a story that was exposed as a pile of nothing with the interview of the aggrieved "victim" of Governor Palin's "abuse of power," a trooper who admitted on camera he tasered his 11-year-old son, illegally shot a moose, and looked to be lying on camera when he denied threatening the Palin family.

Elsewhere, establishment media queen bee Sally Quinn apologized for disparaging Palin before her speech Wednesday night. As a true member of the "herd," she is hedging her bets in case this Palin thing is for real.

On the blogs, our very own Archpundit, usually a careful fellow compared to his liberal brethren, went into full supermarket tablet mode with the hints that an attempt to seal the court file by Todd Palin's business partner portended a Jack Ryan like sex scandal. In anticipation, he even posted a chronology of the Jack Ryan affair. By nightfall, his hopes were dashed. The fact that he believed an open court file with that kind of bombshell would have been missed by the Alaska press says a lot about the contempt some liberals have for small town America.

Please keep it up. You are assuring a Republican victory in November.

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