Apparently, living in a fantasy world (one where dinosaurs roamed the earth with man, for example) is a warm and cozy place that Sarah Palin's supporters love to inhabit.
I received a forwarded email, that originated with the Palin support group "Team Sarah" folks, which included the following:
Did you know that we are IN THE NEWS? Yes, we are getting more exposure in "the media", as for instance our Newsletter was reviewed recently. URL: http://www.anchoragepress.com/articles/2009/05/06/news/doc4a02389b45eab849920418.txt
Here's the gist of the "review" of Team Sarah's newsletter. It has me believing that these Team Sarah folks' lack of clarity is a pandemic of its own. I've also included a cover shot of the publication (click to enlarge):
In the alternate reality within the pages of TCSV [Team Sarah Conservative Voice], Alaska's governor is one part saint and two parts media victim. She has "endured more revilement and demonization than any other political figure in recent memory," writes Mario J. Borgatti under a column titled "In Defense of Sarah: Sarah and the Sanctity of Life." Borgatti is in the minority among TSCV writers because his byline includes a full name. The 'zine's masthead credits "Gina C." and "Jane B." as co-editors.
The TSCV contributors spend most of their effort railing against abortion, but they save some ink to attack "the media" and a "culture of death" they believe President Barack Obama promotes. There's also a page listing accomplishments of governor you-know-who--joining the Samaritan's Purse grocery airlift to rural Alaska, accepting stimulus funds from the federal government, rejecting other stimulus funds from the federal government, calling for consolidation of electric utilities, and so on. Amid this busy schedule, the governor also "partook in a human interest interview with her daughter Bristol and discussed the stimulus package at the Iron Dog race," TSCV reports, adding she did all her work "with a servant's heart."
Awkward verbs aside, the 'zine mostly makes Flashlight wonder if the culture war is being resurrected under Team Sarah's banner. If it is, will it be as viral as it was in the 1990s? And if other, non-Team Sarah travelers aboard Celebrity Cruises' ship Millennium pal around with Team Sarah, could they catch it? What are the symptoms? Will they rush to their cabin afterward and wonder if it was the salmon dip?
Interesting article to link to as evidence of your good work there, Team Sarah.
The Team Sarah cult continues... more to follow.
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