NEWSWEEK: Sarah Palin, you are a Republican and a conservative one at that. It's unlikely that you and Hillary would agree on too many issues. But, yet, as a woman, chief executive—someone who's been through the grinder—when you look at the coverage and you listen to the conversations, what do you see?
Sarah Palin: Fair or unfair—and I do think that it's a more concentrated criticism that Hillary gets on so many fronts; I think that's unfortunate. But fair or unfair, I think she does herself a disservice to even mention it, really. You have to plow through that and know what you're getting into. I say this with all due respect to Hillary Clinton and to her experience and to her passion for changing the status quo. But when I hear a statement like that coming from a women candidate with any kind of perceived whine about that excess criticism or a sharper microscope put on her, I think, man, that doesn't do us any good. Women in politics, women in general wanting to progress this country, I don't think it bodes well for her, a statement like that. Because, again, fair or not fair it is there. I think it's reality and it's a given, people just accept that she's going to be under a sharper microscope. So be it. Work harder, prove to yourself to an even greater degree that you're capable, that you're going to be the best candidate. That's what she wants us to believe at this point. So it bothers me a little bit to hear her bring that attention to herself on that level.
Here is where the truth hits the pavement. The above statement is not even close to what has happened with Palin. Moreover, Palin was offering words of encouragement.
As for Palin, the attacks on Palin's family were unprecedented. Palin can take the criticism of herself as she has proven with the fact that she has not quit the public life. She will continue on the national stage and prove herself to a greater degree.
Logic to say otherwise does not fit.
As for the Palin criticism of what has transpired with false allegations in complaints that have cost the state thousands and thousands of dollars and have cost her personally thousands of dollars, she is well within her right to make a factual statement to the actions of leaving the office of Governor and how the media has acted.
What is telling in all of this is; when you closely look at mainly the women who have been involved in the attacks, there is the underlying question, have these women been abused or are they abusers themselves,?
On one woman, I know events that happened within the last year and I see a hypocrisy with her behavior. I now question the others.
The actions of the women involved, speak of women who have lied, distorted a person's character and tried to control an individual through events that amount to legal terrorism against another individual.
And then they have the audacity after what amounts to be abusive behaviors, come up with Palin is a whiner and playing the victim card?
That is the same as a man verbally abusing a wife and telling her when she cries out, you are playing the victim card and quit your crying.
Palin hasn't even come close to playing the victim card or whining. If Palin couldn't take the heat, why stay in the arena that you take verbal hits?
But the abusers on the left attack with malice and then cry foul when Palin reacts accordingly.
So who is really the bully here?
Andrew Breitbart has some similar words and sentiment....
What a shock that Maureen Dowd devoted her New York Times column Sunday to attack Sarah Palin. It did not so much criticize Alaska's governor for prematurely stepping down from her official duties as to finish off what sister snipers Katie Couric and Tina Fey began last fall.
Misses Dowd, Couric and Fey - Obama's Angels (featuring Joy Behar in the role of "Bosley") - used a potent mix of mockery, snobbery and vitriol to undermine Mrs. Palin's feminist bona fides.
They are what my wife calls "pad throwers," an allusion to the shower room scene in the Stephen King film "Carrie," in which the popular girls throw sanitary napkins and tampons at the film's namesake.
Simply put, they are bullies. And female bullies - "Mean Girls" as Miss Fey's film calls them - are the cruelest kind.
Miss Dowd's attempted takedown of Mrs. Palin is less skillful surgery than it is name calling using fun noun and adjective pairings. Think "Mad Libs." And, that's exactly what Misses Dowd, Couric and Fey are. Once the ladies did their job, liberal men like Jon Stewart and David Letterman had the cover to join the hate campaign.
While Mrs. Palin is at ease with her gender, as well as her place in the workplace and at home, Misses Dowd, Couric and Fey convey a base insecurity in their feminine skin. Their rage is fueled by liberalism's false feminist dogma and they take it out on a woman who chose not to join their angry sorority.