“The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them." — Patrick Henry
So giddy were the MSM over the prospect of combing through Sarah Palin's 'treasure trove' of e-mails from when she was governor, some outlets enlisted the help of 100 'researchers' to find items that will 'hopefully lead to further investigation.' They were certain scandal after scandal awaited, but what they found was the exact opposite. Not only were there no scandals, the e-mails actually show Palin is funny, honest, consistent, compassionate, likable — it all amounts to another humiliating defeat in the relentless quest to destroy Sarah Palin. What should the headline on this story have read?
Perhaps the headline should read “Experts: Sarah Palin ‘best person in world history”
Experts from across political lines came together today to rule Sarah Palin the greatest person to ever have existed in human history. After constant political harassment, 24,000 e-mails were released from her time as governor of Alaska. These e-mails were mainly written long before her nomination for Vice President, and were intended to be private e-mails about her work as governor.
Yet, even after the media actually solicited everyday people to scour the e-mails for something to “investigate”, scientists were baffled when political enemies and opposition research produced exactly zero interesting material proving her supposed Satan-like private persona.
“Not only does it prove that the negative descriptions of her time in Alaska were completely dishonest, it disprove a long held scientific consensus,” said Harvard astrophysicist Barry Ibuprofen. ”The scientific community has long believed that it was physically impossible for any human being to have written private e-mails in that quantity without including something objectionable. I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if gravity reversed itself today.”
“Seriously, nothing?” Said MIT microbiologist Timothy Eleventeen. “No crass forwards? No jokes about fat kids? No plans to murder wolves or minorities from helicopters? Impossible. I can’t believe it. But as a scientist, I must.”
Amazingly, not only did the opposition attempt to discredit Palin fail say experts, it may have actually improved her image. E-mails showing Palin praising the experience of parenting a child with down syndrome, maintaining a completely consistent private and public persona, may cause a tear in the space time continuum, according to experts.
Not everyone was convinced. DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (the lady with the unkempt hair) said while it’s clear that Palin is the greatest human being on the planet known as Earth–it is quote “not immediately clear whether someone on another planet, or in another galaxy all together could edge her out.”
The media’s relentless chase for Sarah Palin’s emails has backfired so much that their release will end up helping her rather than harming her. The 13,000 missives show the former Alaskan governor to be “idealistic, conscientious, humorous, and humane,” says Britain's Telegraph.
Toby Harnden, the website’s U.S. editor, says the release of the messages seems likely to leave Palin’s reputation “considerably enhanced.”
“One can only assume that the left-leaning editors who dispatched teams of reporters to remote Juneau, the Alaskan capital, to pore over the emails in the hope of digging up a scandal are now viewing the result as a rather poor return on their considerable investment,” Harnden writes.
Among the e-mails that make Palin look good, he points out, is one from May 2007 where she insists that all alcohol in the governor’s mansion should be removed because teens visiting during prom and graduation season may be tempted.
Another shows her willing to meet Pete Rouse, a Senate official who had lived in Alaska, even though an adviser told her, “He’s now chief of staff for a guy named Barack Obama.”
Harnden says, “The e-mail release could mark the end of a chapter of what conservatives have termed ‘Palin Derangement Syndrome.’ Her enemies in the media appear to have overplayed their hand.”
“If anything, Mrs Palin seems likely to emerge from the scrutiny of the 24,000 pages, contained in six boxes and weighing 275 pounds, with her reputation considerably enhanced. As a blogger at Powerline noted, the whole saga might come to be viewed as “an embarrassment for legacy media”.
Mrs Palin, who suddenly resigned as Alaska governor in July 2009, is no longer a public official. She holds no position in the Republican party. Despite the media hubbub that surrounds her every move, she is unlikely to be a candidate for the White House in 2012.
She is, however, viewed with a kind of horrified fascination by many in the media, who faithfully records everything she says and does while at the same time decrying her as ignorant and even evil.
Whether or not she runs for the White House – and the solid consensus among Republican leaders is that she won’t – the scramble over the Palin emails confirms her status as a pivotal figure in the race to challenge President Barack Obama next year.
It comes at a moment when the battle for the Republican nomination appears set to be transformed by the late entry of Governor Rick Perry of Texas, a social conservative and Palin ally who could almost immediately leap to the front of a currently lacklustre field.
Sources close to Mr Perry have confirmed that he is “highly likely” to announce a presidential run in the coming days. Intriguingly, they have also hinted at a something they believe would increase immeasurably Mr Perry’s chances of winning the White House – an endorsement from Mrs Palin.”
It seems that the fame of this dumb, frivolous mother and ex-governor from Alaska has reached all the way across the Atlantic to our British cousins. Isn’t it time for the elites of the MSM to realize they are doing Sarah Palin much more good than the harm they are aiming for. It seems as though these e-mail are proving that unlike emperor Obama Palin does have clothes, the clothes of a real and patriotic American who loves people and her country.