Al Gore flies all across the world destroying the environment with his travels so that he can sell the fantasy of globaloney. Hundreds of government officials will be crisscrossing the globe flying to Copenhagen to “save the planet” at the upcoming Climate Conference this December. All are adding to what leftists call global warming and they are adding more in just the month of December alone with their efforts than any common citizen would in their entire lifetime.
So, what is the lefty outrage du jour? Is it that these so-called environmentalists are hypocrites? Nope. The newest outrage from the left is that Sarah Palin dares to fly from city to city during her whirlwind book tour.
I know. The nerve of her, eh?
At issue with Joey McGinniss’ “shocking” expose is the bus that Palin has been using to get from one location to the next in the local areas during her book tour, but has flown the longer distances. Why is this such an outrage? Because Palin said this about her book tour when it began:
“I’ll post our progress from the road.”
According to McGinniss this proves that Palin is a liar about using the bus to cross the country on her book tour. Since she has at times been flying, apparently, McGinniss thinks that the “from the road” part of her post makes her a liar despite that it is quite common vernacular to use that phrase when discussing travel. Who says “from the air” when they are talking about traveling?
McGinniss then goes on to ask all sorts of “probing” questions about the flights. He wants to know who is paying for the flights, if she has anyone else on these planes with her, if she’ll continue to fly, if she… well, let’s just say he has a lot of questions.
And let’s remind this left-wing hack that none of the answers to these questions are any of his business! Sarah Palin is a private individual dealing with a private business. She is not working for the taxpayers and her bills are paid for out of the profits of her book sales and/or the company that is publishing the work. Sarah Palin has absolutely no responsibility to answer to some twit in the press about her expenses.
If she wants to fly 20 different private jets to fly to 20 different cities, it is none of Joey McGinniss’ business.
If Sarah Palin wants to drive 20 buses where ever she wants to ride them it is none of Joey McGinniss’ business.
If Sarah Palin wants to ride a horse and buggy to every book stop it is none of Joey McGinniss’ business.
Joey McGinniss has a tempest in a teapot all revved up and ready to outrage his extremist, left-wing buddies, to be sure, but he definitely has nothing of any note to write about. Must be a slow news day to be pushing this folderol.
But I guess it shouldn’t be surprising. Joey McGinniss has been trying to get at Sarah since she debuted on the national scene. So, one wonders, how many books has Joey McGinniss’ name sold?
Of course, even were we to take McGinniss’ point seriously, just a little research into the Governor’s actual itinerary on this book tour undermines his ridiculous claims. Also, Harper Collins spokesperson Tina Andreadis informed Greg Sargent that Palin had taken only three plane trips, that her plane travel was been minimal and only for logistical reasons. The publisher, not Palin, scheduled the plane trips and also paid for them. Other than the three flights, Sarah Palin’s book signing travel was indeed done on the tour bus.
It’s more proof of the failure to even check a few facts where Palin is concerned with the Old Media haters. They set up their anti-Palin supposition and then craft the “facts” around their plot line. Let’s not have truth getting in the way of a good anti-Palin story, shall we?
Warner Todd Huston’s thoughtful commentary, sometimes irreverent often historically based, is featured on many websites such as gatewaypundit.com, renewamerica.us, rightwingnews.com, chicagonow.com, among many, many others. He has also written for several history magazines, has appeared on numerous TV and radio shows and appears in the new book “Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture,” which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of Publius’ Forum.
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