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Andrea Mitchell Calls out Palin for Hypocrisy

February 8, 2010

Andrea Mitchell, of MSNBC, poked fun at Sarah Palin today by writing notes on her own hand on air, but she also made some very good points about how the media treats Palin differently than other Presidental hopefuls.

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Here’s the relevant part of her exchange with Chuck Todd:

“We’ve all done notes.”


“But this after coming out and saying that “you need more than a charismatic guy with a  teleprompter”. So she takes all these snarky shots at Barack Obama.”


“…Undermined it a bit, yeah.”


“If Mitt Romney had notes on his hand wouldn’t we take it pretty seriously?”


“ is…she does sort of get played…she has different rules.”


“Different rules for different folks.”



3 Comments leave one →
  1. Bob Marsh permalink
    February 8, 2010 9:40 pm

    I am amazed that these so called “objective” reporters are picking on Sarah Palin has crib notes on her hand, but the Socialist (communist) Obama has to have a teleprompter most of the time……..ummm..double standard.

  2. bob Dixon permalink
    February 10, 2010 9:25 pm

    Hey well you have unearthed the reality of what middle school is like, those damn tests are hard. Anyhow I don’t think the hole TP movement has any legs but unfortunetly, there are way to many Americans who don’t have any legs either, so they they shutter and fear and say really stupid things in deference of their ignorance and cowardness. I personally do not keep a gun in the house, but as an American I am allowed do defend my family and property with one or many guns, if I choose to do so. I say bring our military men and woman back from Iraq and Afganistan and let the damn ass terrorists come here. The concept of fighting them over there, was just a symptom of the Bush/Cheney cowardness and bending over to the MIC because they thought it was all about $. Guess what, they were wrong. It is about pride and responsibilty to the great citizens of the United Sates of America. Our hard earned money is needed to build our country, not to fund the MIC and friends of the devil. I have no fear of the lousy terrorists who threaten the lives of people like us, who work to make a better world. Let the stinkers know that we are ready to roll.

  3. hors permalink
    February 18, 2010 7:08 pm

    Stefan, thanks so much for the last blog post on huffpo!
    I have been looking for the article you mentioned (and wrote!) in comments for weeks now!!…could not remember who wrote it.
    Now Ive got it!
    This one..

    “There are a number of qualities essential to good leadership. Courage is important, to be sure, but a cool head and a firm hand are important as well. Knowledge both wide and deep and the judgment to wield it- wisdom in other words – is perhaps the most essential quality of all…”

    I had no idea you wrote it and very glad you re-posted it.

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