This is really funny: Bill Kristol's rag just breathlessly posted "THE WEEKLY STANDARD has obtained Sarah Palin's imminent Facebook post on the Israeli Flotilla incident."
OMG, scoop! They got to publish it even before Saint Sarah herself tweeted it on her Facebook Twitter Tumblr Blogspot whatever thing! But wait a minute... think about it for just a second: of course The Weekly Standard had it before Sarah herself had it. How could it be any other way? Let's review:
- Bill Kristol was/is a huge Sarah fan, seeing her as raw, moldable clay and a great new Neocon™ spokesmodel.
- The few, rare times Palin has shown any interest in international affairs, she has unfailingly repeated Neocon™ talking points.
- Palin is known to use ghost-writers. You can tell when one of her Facebook things is written by Sarah herself: they're short, totally senseless, filled with awkward syntax, teenspeak, etc. The other things, the longer "policy" posts, are obviously, obviously, obviously (how many times do I have to say it?) the work of ghosties, totally different in style and structure and not reconcilable with her "voice."
- This latest post, the one The Weekly Standard "got first," falls into the obviously-ghosted category (it contains, for instance, a seven-syllable word, proof enough). The subject is Israel, duh, and it displays the hard-line "Israel can never, ever, ever do anything wrong and to suggest otherwise is to be totally against Israel and all it stands for" tone all too well known to readers of... The Weekly Standard.
Keeping all this in mind, it seems totally obvious to me that it had to have been somebody at The Weekly Standard who wrote this little thing for Sarah's holy Facebook in the first place. So no wonder they "obtained" it before Sarah posted it herself: they had it first because they came up with it first!
OMG, sometimes I am just so totally smart I scare myself.