With the massive and desperate MSM attack upon Sarah Palin, there is a lot of competition in the venom spewing department. However, Baltimore Sun columnist Susan Reimer seems determined to make a strong bid for the most seriously deranged of all attacks upon Palin in her most recent column which starts out on her assumption that the Alaska governor is unqualified:
So. This is what being pandered to feels like.
John McCain picked Sarah Palin, governor of Alaska and mother of five, to be his running mate to woo women like me.
He seems to think that my girlfriends and I are so disappointed that an utterly qualified woman is not going to be president that we will jump at the chance to vote for an utterly unqualified woman for vice president.
So does that mean Reimer thinks Barack Obama, with no executive experience and a less than stellar incomplete Senate term is also "unqualified?" She doesn't say as Reimer warms up for more attacks upon Palin:
Does McCain think we will be so grateful for a skirt on the ticket that we won't notice that she's anti-abortion, a member of the NRA and thinks creationism should be taught alongside evolution?
His selection of Sarah Palin is insulting on so many levels that I am starting to feel like the Geico caveman.
Reimer might be feeling like a Geico caveman because that is exactly how she is acting, especially when she brings up the condition of Palin's youngest child to make political points:
You want to look good to the evangelicals? Choose a running mate with a Down syndrome child.
You will feel even sicker when you next read what makes Reimer sick:
When James Dobson, the conservative Christian radio host who fancies himself a kingmaker, jumped up to say that the selection of Palin means he can now "pull the lever" for John McCain, I almost felt sick. I don't know what I'll do if she trots out the story of her 5-month-old baby to shore up the Republican base.
Reimer proceeds to boil down Palin's entire life to a "movie pitch":
Palin's personal story is very compelling, but it reads more like a movie pitch than a resume for national leadership.
Cultural condescension is then pulled out of Reimer's bag of attack tricks. You see, Sarah Palin is not (gasp!) Ivy League:
Barack Obama was the editor of the Harvard Law Review, for heaven's sake. And the best McCain can do is a woman who minored in poly-sci at the University of Idaho?
Finally, Reimer sneers that Palin is "in over her head":
Palin might do just fine during the campaign. And she might do an excellent job of going to diplomatic funerals. (Which McCain once said is the only job description for the vice presidency.)
But it is more likely that she will be in over her head, and all the women McCain thinks he is courting will be cringing for our sister instead. And then we will be furious at him for setting one of us up to fail.
So what is the motivation of Susan Reimer and others in the MSM for their over the top venomous attacks upon Sarah Palin? Simple. They fear her and will go to any lengths to destroy her candidacy even at the risk of appearing to lack any sense of civility. And the ironic thing is that the more Reimer and her ilk attacks Sarah Palin, the more popular she becomes.