Sarah Palin has been out of the limelight for the last couple weeks so she's clawing her way back into the headlines, being her usual offensive self in an effort to ingratiate herself among offensive Republicans everywhere.
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is going on the offensive against news organizations and bloggers she says are perpetuating malicious gossip about her and her children. But political observers say the former Republican vice presidential candidate can't have it both ways: trotting out the children to showcase her family values, then trying to shield them from scrutiny.
Palin's criticism also raises questions about her motivations because she has said she is open to a presidential run in 2012.
"I think she's positioning herself. She's attacking the media as a way to generate support among a base she hopes will support her," said Leonard Steinhorn, a professor of communications at American University in Washington and an expert on the presidency.
The pathetic attempts to keep herself in the mainstream media are comedic. The right wing wack-o-sphere is clawing thse days - expending lots of effort at injecting themselves into the public dialog, and these attempts by Palin are strictly attempts to keep herself "relevant" among the anti-abortion extremists who comprise her core support base. "Look at me," says Palin - I am taking on the media elite"... and the rubes line up right behind her.
Palin shied away from interviews during the campaign, although her children often accompanied her on her travels, including her oldest daughter, Bristol, who was pregnant at the time.
But in recent weeks, she has personally reached out to media outlets such as People magazine and The Associated Press to complain about information she claimed is wrong.
Every time this woman opens her mouth the Democrats gain another thousand registrants to the party.
When will she learn - or maybe she's now proving that she's incapable of that feat. Way to go, Sarah!
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