Bitin’ the hand that feeds ya

As Benjamin pointed out a couple of days ago, Sarah Palin now seems to be running a campaign against John McCain.

It turns out that this is a pattern with Palin. Jake Tapper summarizes the shameful history at Political Punch.

Sarah PalinOf particular note, Palin became a mayor after turning against the incumbent mayor of Wasilla, who had mentored her. She didn’t just run against the mayor, she smeared him with some very ugly, personal attacks.

Then Palin became a governor after turning against the incumbent governor of Alaska, Frank Murkowski — a fellow Republican. The following facts are clear:  (a) Governor Murkowski didn’t appoint Palin to the Senate as she wanted; (b) on the other hand, he give her a prestigious job as chair of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission; (c) but in due course, she ran against Murkowski and defeated him to become governor.

Now she’s running on a presidential ticket, and she appears to be turning against McCain. Tapper lists several other associates that Palin used and then betrayed in her rise to the top.

It’s quite a record.

I suppose men are sometimes admired for a similar display of ruthless ambition. For the record, that isn’t a quality I admire in anyone, male or female.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. nebcanuck
    Oct 30, 2008 @ 00:40:12

    Agreed with the last statement.

    I certainly would rather this woman wasn’t connected with the idea of Godly womanhood. Or Godly anything, really… morals, politics, conduct. It makes Christians look pretty bad when this is the type of person we exemplify, simply because of her pro-life record.

    I think that record is one of the few shining examples in politics. But in light of her other misconducts, she doesn’t strike me as very respectable at all. And that begins to undermine some of her credibility on any issue.


  2. Jack
    Oct 31, 2008 @ 19:54:13

    I have nothing good to say about this woman. What a poor role model she makes.


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