Today's Chicago Sun-Times boasts "Is attack dog's bite even worse than her bark?" by columnist Mary Mitchell. The attack dog, of course, is Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin. Mitchell writes:
After hearing Palin speak, I'm afraid she's going to take McCain someplace he doesn't really want to go.During her debut, Palin electrified the Republicans, but she also shook up every registered voter in the 'hood.Besides mocking the historic breakthrough of Barack Obama emerging as the Democrats' nominee, Palin was relentless in her use of language that reinforces divisions among black and white voters -- particularly pitting small-town people against the rest of us.
Mitchell doesn't provide examples of the governor's relentless use of divisive language, so we're expected to just accept her assertion. Moreover, the columnist doesn't mention how the "small-town people against the rest of us" sentiment may have been initiated. The Washington Post reported on August 30:
Obama spokesman Bill Burton ridiculed her résumé -- echoing the main argument McCain has directed at Obama. Palin is in her first term as Alaska governor after serving as a council member and mayor of the small town of Wasilla. "Today, John McCain put the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency," Burton said in the statement.
But now it's Obama loyalist Mitchell who's all upset, even to the point of fright:
It is scary that a woman who hails from a small town in Alaska felt so at home on the national stage being downright mean.
What's truly scary is that uninformed readers may start taking Mitchell and other Obamatons in the mainstream media seriously. These folks are already frantic. Can they take another two months of the truth being told about their hero?