Friday, January 9, 2009

The Growing Victim Complex of Sarah Palin

Posted By on Fri, Jan 9, 2009 at 5:14 AM

Failed vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin just can't seem to embrace that new fangled concept known as self-reflection. In an upcoming conservative documentary called "How Obama Got Elected," Palin elaborates on her sense of victimhood, expanding from a previous position of sexism to include classism and exploitation!

Never mind that the media beats up on every presidential-level candidate. (John Kerry was practically emasculated.) And never mind that Palin did her best to give people the impression she was, well, kinda stupid. Through Palin's revisionism, she seems to be the target of a nefarious plot.

Palin believes Caroline Kennedy will get much easier play in her press for a New York Senate appointment, saying "that we will perhaps be able to prove that there is a class issue here also that was such a factor in the scrutiny of my candidacy versus, say, the scrutiny of what her candidacy may be." (In case she didn't notice, all Senate candidates get less scrutiny than potential VPs. You didn't see anyone writing about Lamar Alexander's Macy's tab, did you?)

She also thinks Katie Couric and Tina Fey have been "capitalizing on" and "exploiting" her. And she claims the McCain campaign failed to let her bail in the middle of the legendary Couric interviews (see above), when she came off as your nice but rather dimwitted aunt.

While the victim card tends to play well in conservative circles, we're not seeing how this helps her build cred with the non-whiner segment of the electorate. The buck, it would seem, apparently doesn't stop anywhere near Alaska.

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