Perhaps the biggest urban myth of the current century is the possibility that an Alaskan hillbilly-turned.politician named Sarah Palin will become the next President of these United States of America and lead us all out of the darkness of the dark leader also known as Barack Hussein Obama. And That’s Just Bullpocky. Or maybe we are so very stupid that it is not.
As we like to say every November, the American public gets exactly what it deserves every year on Election Day. And then it gets it again right up the ass without the Vaseline, on April 15th.
We are a population so stuck on stupid that we still believe there are two sides to every argument.As if Jon and Kate are both right about Love and Marriage and what it means to be a reality star; actually they are both so wrong that even a scripted rant by Judge Judy couldn’t snap them out of their collective terminal state of pathological narcissism.
No.In spite of what Sarah Palin would have you believe There Are Not Two Sides To Every Argument. That includes evolution, global warming, whether Obama really is a US citizen and whether or not the earth is flat.
If that were really true, Good and Evil themselves would both have a daytime talk show opposite Oprah Winfrey. Truth is an absolute or else it does not exist at all.
But Sarah Palin’s new book makes the truth itself relative. The list of untruths, half-truths, falsehoods and lies is growing by the minute, but the Huffington Post sums it up best in “Going Rogue”: The 18 Biggest Falsehoods In Palin’s Book:
Urban Myth: Palin Didn’t Have A Family Vote On Her VP Run
Talking about the book on Oprah, Palin said there was no family vote on the vice presidency. She told Sean Hannity in 2008 that she had held a vote.
Oops, caught on tape, again! In fact many of the “facts” in Going Rogue are easily proved false by Palins”s words, actions and eyewitness accounts from within the campaign.
Urban Myth: Bristol’s Pregnancy Was Secret
Sarah Palin misrepresents the timeline of her daughter’s pregnancy, saying she was surprised the McCain campaign knew about it when she’d already told vetters.
Sarah Palin told the McCain camp in writing about Bristol’s pregnancy, but now she claims that somehow the McCain campaign found out on their own. Not only is this a bizarre form or revisionist history but it sets up a pattern of apparent untruths that relate directly to her own family. is Sarah in trouble with her family for using them as political props? Levi Johnston seems to feel like he was a tool, of course his Playgirl spread may prove that the toolbox is less full than we thought!
Urban Myth: McCain Campaign To Blame For Pricey Clothes
Sarah Palin points the finger at McCain aides for her $150,000 shopping spree. No one who was in the campaign backs her version of events. In fact there were numerous accounts of the Palin family going on shopping sprees during the campaign. The purchases themselves are fully documented in RNC records, including $75,062.63 at Neiman Marcus and $49,425.74 at two Saks locations.
Urban Myth: McCain Made Palin Pay For Her Vetting
Sarah Palin writes that the McCain campaign made her pay for her own vetting. A campaign official said that it is “one hundred percent untrue.”
Urban Myth: Palin Opposed Aerial Wolf Hunting
Sarah Palin falsely suggests she doesn’t support aerial hunting. In fact, Palin supports the practice and introduced a bill in 2007 to “simplify and clarify Alaska’s intensive management law… for the state’s ‘same day airborne hunting’ law.”
Urban Myth: Palin Wanted To Go On SNL
Sarah Palin writes that she “liked the idea” of going on Saturday Night Live “from the beginning.” Emails show she was actually reluctant to do so.
And with good reason. Tina Fey destroyed her like a drunken female soccer player at an Amherst homecoming.
Urban Myth: Palin Is A Frugal Traveler
SarahPalin says she made frugality a point when traveling on state business as Alaska governor. But she and daughter Bristol stayed four nights at a $707.29-per-night New York hotel in 2007, and Palin billed the state more than $20,000 for her children’s travel.
Urban Myth: McCain Campaign Ignored ACORN
Sarah Palin falsely claimed that the McCain campaign ignored Obama’s “close relationship” with ACORN. In fact, John McCain brought up ACORN repeatedly in a debate, and his campaign mentioned it frequently in conference calls.
Urban Myth: Reagan Got Us Out Of Worse Recession
Sarah Palin says Ronald Reagan faced an even worse recession and “showed us how to get out of one. If you want real job growth, cut capital gains taxes and slay the death tax once and for all.” The AP points out that Reagan didn’t get rid of the estate tax, and capital gains taxes were higher then. Economists overwhelmingly say the current recession is far worse.
The truth is, you won’t find much truth in this book. Palin even says that Levi Johnston wasnt living in her house, that she had no idea her daugher was having sex with him, then goes on to call him by his new nickname Ricky Hollyood and refers to his newest gig with Playgirl as porn. At least she got that part right.