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BAD HAIR DAY
A single Associated Press photograph of Sarah Palin during her recent humanitarian trip to Haiti turned into a bashing bonanza for her press critics. Mrs. Palin stands with her husband, Todd, and another woman, the image accompanied by a damning caption from the wire service: “Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, center, has her hair done during a visit to a cholera treatment center.”
Mrs. Palin’s actual take-away message to the world was “not to forget Haiti,” and she was accompanied by the Rev. Franklin Graham and Fox News host Greta Van Susteren. The other “female,” however, is Mrs. Palin’s daughter Bristol — who was simply tucking in an errant strand of her mother’s hair. But no matter.
The caption identified Mr. Palin, but “purposely” left out Bristol, says Redstate blogger Lori Ziganto, who adds, “The oh-so-tolerant and loving Left is anything but. It’s far easier to mock and bash Sarah Palin than to actually, you know, do anything to help. Secondly, their blatant sexism, particularly against conservative women — femininity with smarts and strength is icky — has once again been exposed for all to see.”
“After neglecting to pass a budget and any of the 13 annual spending bills this year, we learn Senate Democrats now want to sandwich them together, totaling almost 2,000 pages, and jam them through in the waning moments of this lame-duck session before anyone can read them,” observes Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican, of the $1.1 trillion spending package proposed by the, uh, party of the first part.
Wait. It’s deja vu. Did Democrats just make a copy of old health care reform legislation and pass that around?
“This political end-around reveals just how quickly my colleagues across the aisle have already forgotten the voters’ message in November,” Mr. Cornyn adds.
No T-bones. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals President Ingrid Newkirk has sent a basket of vegan doggie treats, a dog party book and a penguin squeaky toy for first dog Bo — plus a note to first lady Michelle Obama that reads, “Happy holidays to you and your family, including your beautiful ‘son,’ Bo.”
“Our cruelty-free basket of gifts didn’t cause harm to any animals, and we think that’s how Bo would want it,” Ms. Newkirk says.
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