Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Well I guess if you are going to make an ass of yourself there's no reason to go off half-assed

When it comes to Sarah Palin there is nothing the Left loves more than a "gotcha" moment.  But "gotchas" have a way of ricocheting. 

Lefty:  Did you hear?  Sarah Palin wrote notes on her palm!

Anybody capable of walking and chewing gum at the same time:  So?

But do they ever learn?  No, no they don't.

Legal Insurrection:

Anti-Palin Faux-troversy of the Day: The Black Bracelet
 I thank Yale Graduate School student Eric Robinson for his service to the country in Iraq and Afghanistan.

But Robinson's hit piece on Sarah Palin, Palin’s bigger blunder, leads me to believe Robinson has succumbed to the New Haven funny water, either that, or he is spending too much time with Bruce Ackerman over at the law school.
So, what did Sarah do this time that sent the usual subjects off on their very short trip to Nutsville?  She wore a black bracelet with her son Track's name engraved on it.  What, you're not shocked, disgusted, repulsed?  Did I mention that Track is alive?  Still don't get it?  Well, Eric Robinson thought he had his "gotcha" moment.

Robinson refers to the bracelet as a "memorial" bracelet and claims that Palin has either show her disdain for military families or her ignorance by wearing one with name of her living son on it.  Thing is, according to the manufacturer, HeroBracelet, Palin is wearing a deployed hero bracelet.  Oh, and Vice President Joe Biden has one for his son as well.
After writing that Palin's wearing of the bracelet was "horrifying"  the aptly named Crooks and Liars followed up with this:

UPDATE: Looks like the original writer and I should have fact checked more closely. Per a comment at the original op-ed:
About Ms. Palin's HeroBracelet.

We sent her those bracelets during the last election. When we learned that her son, Track and Senator Biden's son were both being deployed overseas, we sent them both Deployed HeroBracelets with their son's names.

We've been providing Deployed HeroBracelets since 2004 for families to wear while their loved ones were serving. They can be made from sterling, copper, leather or bronze colored anodized aluminum (black is reserved for KIA).[..]

So she isn't out of line for wearing the Deployed HeroBracelet. There are ten's of thousands of families around the country wearing them right now. On the HeroBracelets web site, we've got hundreds of letters from families, many vowing to not take the bracelet off till their loved one comes home.

Chris Greta


Larry Sheldon said...

C4P says the bracelet is Bronze colored anodized.

I'[m sure glad we are down to this on the Serious Problems Needing Fixing list.

Milton said...

I guess Palin does not understand satire and she complains about telaprompters, what a hypocrite. Palin’s hand job just shows all of us what kind of dullard we are up against, I have not seen this since junior high. She is so perfect for "Fake News". WOW and some call her a leader….please.

yukio ngaby said...

@ Milton

"Hand job." Real cute. Funny you mentioned junior high, since you're demonstrating that level of "humor"-- which you incidentally copy-and-pasted off of other Left bloggers. You couldn't come up with gratuitously sexualized humor on your own, I suppose.

Real impressive, Milton.

I don't think I'm even going to talk about your run-on sentences since you don't understand satire and complain about about Palin and notes, what a hypocrite. This shows all of us what kind of dullard we are all up against. WOW.

Also, I bet you're a feminist. Right?

Carol said...

Oh Milton, let me guess. In the fifth grade some little girl beat you up and stole your lunch money and you've been stuck in that moment ever since. It's okay. Let it go. You will feel much better. I promise.

yukio ngaby said...


Eric Robinson, the source of the bracelet "controversy" has written " I apologize to the governor [Palin] and to any reader who might have been misled by my piece."

Legal Insurrection has a post and link on it.