Sarah Palin Drops The H-Bomb
From Sarah Palin’s appearance yesterday with Greta Van Susterin:
Pajama Pundit sees something slightly sinister here:
Look, the way that I see it, she is clearly pandering to the Orly Taitz crowd on this one folks. Palin uses the President’s middle name — as many did during the 2008 campaign — to remind the Fox viewers that he is “not one of us”. Then, as I watched with my mouth agape, she continues by pointing out that Christine O’Donnell is going through a much tougher vetting process (i.e. learning about her background, schooling, upbringing, etc.) than the President did. Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t this a Birther talking point?
Yea, it is, but it’s also conservatives seems to like to do, and whether it’s to pander to the birthers or just to suggest ever-so-subtly that the President is not a “real American,” the motivation is just as sinister.
And, no, I don’t believe the “it’s just his middle name” defense works here. You didn’t hear people referring to “Ronald Wilson Reagan” on a regular basis, or “George Walker Bush,” or, for that matter “Sarah Louise Palin.” No, there’s a reason that people like Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, and now Sarah Palin, use the President’s middle name, and it isn’t over a concern with correct nomenclature.