There is one thing for certain; no-one can ever say that Sarah Palin is not a pimp or a media whore. The woman finds some way to make money or campaign capital out of every possible person or situation that comes along. Now that the quitter has been to Haiti, she is using the death and devastation to pander herself as an altruistic benefactor to the poverty stricken, diseased masses by calling for donations from the American people.
Palin journeyed to Haiti with televangelist Franklin Graham to…what was she doing in Haiti? Oh, she was on a mission of mercy with Graham’s group, Samaritan’s Purse, to learn firsthand about the disaster in Haiti and to talk to Graham’s volunteers. Palin’s visit was well-publicized, although the only coverage was from Fox News’ Greta von Susteren who accompanied Palin, her husband Todd, and daughter Bristol as they visited volunteer aid camps.
On the surface, the purpose of Palin’s visit appears to be to draw attention to the plight of Haitians, but the reality is that Palin is drawing attention to herself and her need of Graham’s evangelical religious-right voting bloc. If Palin was the Christian she claimed, she would give all her money to help the afflicted without asking for attention or recompense, but a pimp’s primary concern is making money and drawing attention to themselves.
Palin’s entire goal in life is keeping herself in the public’s eye, and she is willing to pimp her children in order to garner attention and sympathy from supporters. When Rahm Emanuel used the word retarded, Palin went pseudo-ballistic with false indignation and demanded his firing. She held up her Down’s Syndrome afflicted son and said that Emanuel had insulted mentally handicapped people with his remark. Palin never misses an opportunity to turn any comment into a derogatory remark aimed at her or her children when she needs the publicity.
On Facebook, Palin’s daughter went on a homophobic tirade against some boy and detailed the level of jealousy everyone in America has over the Palin’s success. Of course, Palin did not show any outrage at her child’s actions, and suspicious minds wonder if Palin didn’t put her daughter up to the outburst. Whatever Palin’s excuse, she uses her children to get attention and to keep her name in the press.
Palin would not have the pimp ability if not for Fox News and the media that she hates. Palin’s reality show about Alaska is an infomercial about the wonders of Sarah Palin, and the network and show’s producers are heavily vested in the Republican Party. The Learning Channel’s program is touted as a promotional series for Alaska with Palin as tour director, but it is less about Alaska and more about the marvels of the Palin. When Palin isn’t pimping her children or the poor people of Haiti, she whores herself to the media and allows conservative power brokers to pimp her.
Liberty Media executive John C. Malone is a hard-line conservative and Republican supporter who also sits on the Board of Directors of the Cato Institute which is little more than a public relations firm for the Koch brothers. It is no accident that Malone’s company is one of the parent companies of the Learning Channel that carries Palin’s Alaska reality show. A former Fox executive, Peter Liguori, is the COO of Discovery Communications which owns the Learning Channel, and Liguori’s job is to market Palin for the network. Liguori should screen the programs before titling them because in one episode, the title claimed that Palin was a good shot regardless that she took 5 shots with a scoped rifle to bring down a caribou. Not only did the faker miss the animal over and over, she showed her inexperience in firearm safety, but Liguori managed to market her as a good shot. No one can claim that Liguori or the network didn’t pimp Palin, and she acted her part like a good media whore.
If Sarah Palin really hated the media, she wouldn’t allow Fox, Discovery, and Learning Channel to market her, but those networks have a vested interest in Palin’s political career, and as long as they keep her in the limelight, Sarah will play the whore all day long for them.
Palin’s visit to Haiti was not for altruistic reasons, and she has no interest in the plight of any people. Her approval ratings are dropping and her book is not outselling the bible, so she needed divine intervention from Billy Graham’s son. She went to Haiti for the sole purpose of pandering to evangelical Christians and to give Fox News promotional material for the next election. Her praise of Graham’s volunteer group didn’t bring one penny to help the Haitians, but most likely will bring a ton of money for Sarah Palin’s PAC.
Americans and the GOP are growing weary of Palin, and as her celebrity wanes, she is reaching out to evangelical Christians for support and money. Of course, they will support anyone who rides with Billy Graham’s son until they learn how Palin uses her children to further her own career. But that is what Sarah Palin is all about; furthering her career. If it means pimping her own children, grandchildren, or the poor people of Haiti, she will do it. If it means whoring herself for conservative Media owners, she will do it for Sarah Palin; consummate pimp and media whore.
Audio engineer and instructor for SAE. Writes op/ed commentary supporting Secular Humanist causes, and exposing suppression of women, the poor, and minorities. An advocate for freedom of religion and particularly, freedom of NO religion.
Born in the South, raised in the Mid-West and California for a well-rounded view of America; it doesn’t look good.
Former minister, lifelong musician, Mahayana Zen-Buddhist.