PALIN BITTERNESS WATCH
I don't want to spend much time thinking about Sarah Palin's tweak of a Madeleine Albright quote found on a Starbucks cup (Albright said, "There's a place in hell reserved for women who don't help other women" and Palin rendered it as "There's a place in hell reserved for women who don't support other women") -- but Palin apparently got a great response to the line at a California rally ... and then reacted with Nixonian bitterness:
As the audience cheered, she remarked: "Okay, now, thank you so much for receiving that well. I didn't know how that was gonna go over. And now, California, let's see what a comment like I just made, how that is turned into whatever it'll be turned into tomorrow with the newspaper."
Can this woman ever stop talking about the grudges she's nursing?
(Admittedly, the press is calling her on the rewrite -- but, like her running mate, Palin's saying so many nasty things about the press that she's practically begging for criticism from journalists. The question is, why bring this up in a speech? Why should the public care? AP and Katie Couric aren't on the ballot.)
A couple of other thoughts about this:
Isn't that a rather harsh message -- "Vote for me or suffer eternal damnation in a lake of fire"?
And Sarah Palin drinks Starbucks? Still? In this economy? Isn't that, um, elitist?