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Former Governor Sarah Palin was in Homer, Alaska filming for TLC’s documentary, Sarah Palin’s Alaska.  Homer resident Kathleen Gustafson who is also a teacher (well maybe not) hung a banner that read “Palin Worst Governor Ever.”

When I first heard of this my first thought was that she obviously hasn’t met Iowa’s Governor Chet Culver or former Governor of New Jersey Jon Corzine.  Seriously,  even in her home state I didn’t realize that former Alaska Governor Frank Murkowski was such a gem.

If Governor Palin was the worst Governor she has ever encountered then she’s led a pretty sheltered life up there in Homer, AK.

But I digress, what I really want to address is how the left has been salivating over the YouTube video was released that you can watch below:

Watching this a couple of times now I really fail to see how this makes her look bad.  Let’s look at what this video really demonstrates…

What I see here is her willingness to speak to a detractor.  She was witty (some interpret that as snark, but she wasn’t putting Ms. Gustafson down) in a self-depreciating way.  She didn’t lose her temper.  She didn’t manhandle her unlike some Congressmen we know.

How does this make her look bad again?  Even Democrat strategist Kirsten Powers wondered the same thing.  Through the whole thing she was pretty nice and patient.  I would hope that I would be as patient if somebody was protesting me like that.  Now regarding the “eye roll” controversy saying she’s disparaging the teaching profession is a non-starter considering her Dad’s a retired teacher.  Don’t let the facts of her personal history get in the way of a story though.

Now since this video has been edited I wonder when we’ll get to see the whole thing since it was edited to show Governor Palin in the most negative light.  The person who got this whole thing rolling, Shannyn Moore, is *somewhat* truth challenged providing the “context.”  Since she was one of the original victims of PDS (Palin Derangement Syndrome) that is hardly a surprise.

At the end Palin and Gustafson agree that they both agree on the freedom of speech and the protection of it.  What I wonder is why would you waste your time protesting somebody who is no longer in office?  She’s a private citizen now (sure a high-profile one), and not currently in office or involved in making policy.  When former Governor Branstad defeats Governor Culver in November you can bet that I won’t spend one minute in protest of him, I’ve got more important things to do.

She handled herself quite well in light of this criticism, of course the vitriol that came out in light of former Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK) death in a plane crash this was quite mild.

8 comments
  1. Palin Derangement Syndrome is an authentic mental illness with physical manifestations, and it is rapidly attaining epidemic proportions. Is it ethical to use DDT on HuffPo members? They are still running the video of Sarah vs. The Blob, with about 12,000 comments to date.

  2. Your short little opinion of matter “crusting up” a few residents of Homer, Alaska was well meant for the palinbots, but surely you contradict yourself. Homer is a long distance from Wasilla. Sarah should keep her celebrity actions in her own Wassilly neighborhood, and not flaunt herself to folks she’s given the double Eagle salute to already once or twice since she quit her Governership.

    “At the end Palin and Gustafson agree that they both agree on the freedom of speech and the protection of it.”

    Had this statement actually been the TRUTH, the banner would not have been torn down by the Palin goon. That action in itself is a destruction of property. Did anyone notice that? What sort of “good teaching” is that?

    1. Wings, I don’t know what you mean by “crusting up” and I certainly wasn’t painting all residents of Homer in any particular light.

      Somebody may have torn the banner down later, but it wasn’t done by anyone in the Palin camp. Shannyn Moore has been known to take hearsay and report on it like it’s gospel truth.

      Let’s see like how she reported that Palin was going to be indicted and that the FBI was investigating her which was a complete lie.

  3. If you have actually watched the video, and still wonder why this is bad then you don’t understand much about leadership or winning elections.

    1. I’d say since Sarah has actually won elections she’d know quite a bit more about it than either of us.

      As far as leadership, since I’m in leadership I’d say engaging with those who disagree with you is a good thing. It didn’t get out of hand, and nobody raised their voices or name calling, etc. She could have just ignored her I suppose, but I’ve never been in that situation and I would suspect neither have you – so I’m not going to judge.

  4. It looks like the same gesture I make to my sister when I think she’s saying something stupid and I’m feeling impatient.

  5. If Palin believes in freedom of speech, then why do her handlers keep stepping in front of the camera to try and stop this freedom?

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