A Moratorium On Needless Palin Stories
If I may perch myself on this little box here. Ah, there we are. I can see slightly higher than before.
I've called everyone here for a humble plea: let's tone back all these Sarah Palin news stories. It's not news when she writes on her Facebook. It's not news when she updates her Twitter. It's entirely too easy for her simple opinions to permeate just about every blog and news outlet. Okay, her contract rider is a little amusing, just like every other list of demands.
What is it? The voice? Her family drama? How she embodied not only the failure of the Republican race to the White House in 2008, but also continues to be the posterwoman for unhinged, if not all, opposition to the Obama administration?
Most Americans including myself have concerns and questions about the ambitious undertakings of the men and women in Congress. Specifically, it's disheartening that some of this legislation is lengthy and cumbersome. And instead of explanations, we're fact-checking doomsday scenarios. Only the most highly motivated politicians and analyst have read it (or at least most of it) and the Cliff's Notes version is disseminated to the average citizen primarily by those with a polarized opinion of it.
Palin's misguided interpretation of the health care bill has spread like Ebola. That's why there seems to be more talk about death panels than about the actual bill itself. Imagine if many of those words about her in relation to health care were instead put toward explaining and legitimately voicing critiques of the bill.
Therein lies the Palin Problem. Nobody should have any quarrels with her Facebooking or ranting on FOX News, but maybe it's time to stop writing about her altogether. Just for a little while.
Moving forward, this will be a new informal policy for editorial articles written on Technorati: no more needless stories about Sarah Palin. If she runs for president, becomes the editor of National Review, assaults an ACLU lawyer with a bayonet ... then it's probably warranted. But there will be no more articles regarding her government grievances, no matter how much the White House tries to goad her into a media war. We're not gonna bite.
Let's focus on the important and fun stories. Not this bullshit.