Monday, February 23, 2009

The Wasilla Women's Glee Club: Chatty Cattys on Sarah Palin

I am always amazed to read about and hear women who consider themselves to be conservative and act like little gossip columnists sitting with other women talking about rumors.

I have had the pleasure of having Sherry Whitstine contact me briefly on a subject that I had written and quite frankly, I had written in a manner as it confused the reader, namely Sherry Whitstine, so I corrected it, to clarify.

What I came away with when I read Sherry Whitstine response is; she has an obsessive quality about her. Hence the attraction to attack Sarah Palin not based on her own facts, but on other people's comments and rumors.

Now having been raised by a divorced mother who was involved in politics in Michigan and later came to Alaska and ran against Linda Menard in a school board race in the Mat-Su Valley, I was given some insight to how politics work out in the valley.

As I stated on a previous thread, a while back, Eddie Burke who now hosts his own radio show on KYBR, and I, had gotten into a little spat over some issues and I had raised the issue of Menard and why would Palin surround herself with people like Menard.

Without going into too much detail, my opinion is based on what my mother observed of Menard in the school board race and my opinion was then and is now, Menard could/can not be trusted. And as they say, politics make strange bedfellows and also friends.

Now,this brings me to Sherry Whitstine and what she talks about on her blog:

Now when I read this I was immediately struck by how little Palin's personality has changed since her days on the middle school basketball court.

Her absolute "win at any cost" attitude is still very evident in how she conducts herself during campaigns, and in her inability to understand or care how her actions may be affecting her opponents or teammates.

Now here is a little gift for those of you whose were asking for the real dirt in this book. I am not up to the Trig pregnancy story yet, but I did stumble across this little tidbit in chapter five.

Sarah and Todd's business partner would become good friends. They enjoyed politics, and Brad would eventually win a seat on the Palmer City Council. Years later. after Sarah was nominated as a vice-presidential candidate, the National Enquirer alleged that they had an affair after Sarah became mayor, an accusation that was vociferously denied by both sides.(Chapter five pg.70)

Okay now to divulge a little bit of "behind the scenes" blogging information. I was contacted by John South, the National Enquirer reporter who wrote that Palin affair story. He was chasing another rumor that I was not very helpful with, but while I had him on he phone I asked him about this article. He said that they had been unable to confirm this story in Wasilla itself, but had tracked down a few people outside of Alaska who were willing to confirm it. And then he told me to keep in mind, that nobody had threatened legal action over the revelation nor had Governor Palin herself ever gone on record to address it.

Now flash forward to my family room just last week. Somehow this story came up during my conversations with some political friends and I offered that I had heard that while Palin may have had feelings for Brad Hanson that it may never have been consummated. My two very knowledgeable friends from Wasilla both laughed out loud. (Now in my defense I was simply offering up another rumor that I had heard to see if there was any validity to it.)

"How could it be considered a affair, if nobody had sex?" asked one of my friends. And the other one said, "Trust us, they consummated the relationship."

I have no direct information about this possible interlude, and can not say if it really happened one way or the other. But my friends have been pretty spot on throughout this whole situation, so take that for what it is worth.

So there is your dose of Sarah Palin scandal. Now I have to go read some Shakespeare to cleanse my mental palate.


Sherry Whitstine comes across as catty, vindictive, and without any substance. The type of woman that quite frankly, does not represent the conservative woman.

I got a chuckle out of Sherry stating she was going back to "reading Shakespeare to cleanse my mental palate."? Don't think so. Not when one writes this:

Now flash forward to my family room just last week. Somehow this story came up during my conversations with some political friends and I offered that I had heard that while Palin may have had feelings for Brad Hanson that it may never have been consummated. My two very knowledgeable friends from Wasilla both laughed out loud. (Now in my defense I was simply offering up another rumor that I had heard to see if there was any validity to it.)


Sherry is more like the Gossip Grlz.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

where do you get this stuff?!

Tom said...

Linda Menard was one that voted to find Todd Palin in contempt.

People talk. Like Andree did.