Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Media jackals, yes. But this ad strikes me as over the top. Obama in the darkened shadows; McCain in the white light....that's just asking for it. When McCain/Palin stand back and let the media and cultural elites pummel - and, yes, try to destroy - Palin, they win. When they pummel Obama, who has not directly attacked Palin in a sexist fashion (yeah, I know teams of Dem lawyers have descended on Alaska...), they risk creating a boomerang effect, especially when it seems excessively mean or overreaching. Obviously, I believe there's sexism in this race. But, as another well-worn phrase goes, don't cry wolf.