Take The Palin Pledge
For perhaps the first time ever, I find myself in total and complete agreement with Dana Milbank. Take the pledge: Give Palin a rest.
Dana Milbank calls for February to be a Palin-free month:
I hereby pledge that, beginning on Feb. 1, 2011, I will not mention Sarah Palin — in print, online or on television — for one month. Furthermore, I call on others in the news media to join me in this pledge of a Palin-free February. With enough support, I believe we may even be able to extend the moratorium beyond one month, but we are up against a powerful compulsion, and we must take this struggle day by day.
I don’t really see any reason to wait, frankly. Palin Obsession has, indeed, become a major problem in the media and the blogosphere. After she stepped down as Governor of Alaska, I thought she’d best serve her long term interests by retiring from the spotlight for a while and doing some of the quiet, behind-the-scenes politicking that builds crucial support for whatever aspirations she may have. Instead, she’s been a veritable media whirlwind, a constant topic of discussion, and a participant even in stories that have nothing to do with her.
We get it. There are some people — fans and detractors alike — who just can’t STFU about her. The rest of us could use a break. So, for perhaps the first time ever, I find myself in total and complete agreement with Dana Milbank. Take the pledge: Give Palin a rest.