When the 2008 presidential campaign ended, liberals may have been celebrating their victory, but deep down inside they trembled with fear that the phenomenon known as Sarah Palin would come back and take down their beloved Barack Obama in 2012. They hoped to beat her into obscurity with lies, innuendos, hit pieces across the mainstream media and frivolous ethics complaints. Instead, they made her stronger by conditioning her with their vitriol and mockery. The culmination of that failed effort to destroy her is here with the release of four books, the first two or three which already look like duds.
These books are timed to come out just as candidates are announcing their presidential bids for 2012. The intent is obvious, if not laughable. If Sarah Palin was the ethically challenged lightweight that they are trying to convince us she is, people with normal brains would have figured that out already. There would be no need for Geoffrey Dunn, Frank Bailey with the help of mud-lapper Jeanne Devon, Joe McGinness or Levi Johnston to even bother making anything up. The truth makes its own gravy. Only lies require artificial color and flavor.
Geoffrey Dunn’s lies, The Lies of Sarah Palin, was trashed by a liberal Huffington Post writer in the Christian Science Monitor. Kelly Nuxoll writes (h/t Texas4Palin):
It seems that everyone has something to say about Palin, not least Geoffrey Dunn, an investigative reporter and Huffington Post contributor who has regurgitated the political bile of the last two election cycles in 400-plus pages of unsubstantial but toxic prose. “The Lies of Sarah Palin” is an extended ad hominem attack with little fresh information, analysis, or insight. Readers sympathetic to Palin will likely find that Dunn’s dismissive tone confirms the worst characterizations of left-leaning media. Readers not sympathetic to Palin may find that Dunn’s argument misses the mark.Frank Bailey’s book Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin has made him the subject of an ethics complaint and an attorney general investigation. "The Alaska attorney general's office says it's investigating a charge that former Sarah Palin aide Frank Bailey wrongfully used state emails as the basis for his coming book slamming the ex-governor.," according to the Anchorage Daily News (h/t Lori Calabrese at US4Palin). How fitting that Jeanne Devon would be accomplice to such a violation if he was ever charged or convicted because of it.
-cross posted at Unsheathed
His indignation might be more persuasive if he offered new or compelling information for his charges; however, the bulk of his case against Palin is built out of conversations with people who don’t like her. The result doesn’t feel so much like rigorous reporting as a transcript of the seventh grade.
Levi Johnston’s book is expected to end up in the children’s fiction section of the library. The mere fact that the Left would even drag this dwebe out to do their dirty work is indicative of a desperation streak that the liberals have demonstrated throughout the nearly three years since Palin hit the trail for the McCain campaign. Suffice it to say, if the Right had some bitter kid with an axe to grind over a lost love who was the poster child for how not to self improve, they wouldn’t be stupid enough to use him on Obama if the roles were reversed.
Speculation on Joe McGinniss’ book is that it will also be seen as a partisan hit piece from an aging writer well past his prime.
Rational people will see through the garbage on bookstore shelves. Regardless of their political beliefs, agree or disagree with Palin, most good hearted people who don’t have self-esteem issues will be skeptical of anything these "writers" have to say. The days of “oh my God, could it be true?” are behind us now as thousands of hit pieces lay in the garbage or in cesspools after people found better use of them than for reading. Every hit piece put out has been thoroughly debunked to the point where they are either forgotten or clung to by bitter lefties who wouldn’t know what to do with a Bible or a gun if they had one.
So for those Palin supporters who fear what might be in these books, fear not. The Left and the media have dug so deeply through the Palin’s trash that if there was something there, they would have already found it. For those who hate her, keep on hating. But, you will find yourself disappointed that these hit books will do nothing more to help your case other than to maybe piss off enough conservatives to vote for her for president so that the you get the best crow on the menu come inauguration day.
It makes sense that Geoffrey Dunn would write a book. He has no credibility to begin with. Why Frank Bailey would risk the scrutiny of the Attorney General's office is another thing. Levi Johnston furthers his spiral down the toilet bowl of life. Then you have Joe McGinniss who chooses to spend his later years destroying all the credibility he once worked so hard to establish. All of this says a lot for how Sarah Palin forces the devil to reveal himself in the burning red eyes of his mouthpieces. If Linda Blair’s green puke from the Exorcist could be put into words, you will find it on the pages of these sad, pathetic people’s books.