Wednesday, February 3, 2016

So... I "get" Palin's angle. But what's Drudge's?

Yeah... kinda disappointed with Palin...



But, frankly... I'm more perturbed by Matt Drudge's behavior.

The headline - under a 5X7 photo of Cruz - reads, "PALIN SLAMS CRUZ CAMPAIGN 'LIES'"

The clear inference is that Palin is calling Cruz a liar.

Well... not quite.

The link brings you to Palin's FB Page.


"Thank heavens Donald Trump opened so many eyes to the lies, corruption and total lack of accountability that come so naturally to the permanent political class. And Sen. Ted Cruz was spot on when he once noted that "millions of Americans are asking for accountability and truth." Which is why it's so curious - and saddens us - this lack of accountability with the lies of Cruz's own campaign."

Notice... "...Cruz's own campaign."

Am I nit-picking? No. As I often note, context is everything, folks, and what Drudge has highlighted isn't so much an attack upon Cruz's personal honesty as it is the rough politics of a political campaign where Palin is backing... Donald J. Trump.


Let's continue...


"Cruz's campaign chairman, U.S. Representative Steve King, is lying, and good for Dr. Ben Carson for calling this out."

Yep. That's right. Palin's attack isn't against Cruz so much as it's against Steve King. And... we're back to this nonsense about Cruz's people latching on to the CNN "alert" of Iowa Caucus Day itself inferring that Carson might be on his way out. (Funny... they totally missed the fact that it was RAND PAUL who would soon be withdrawing!)


Listen... I've provided the link... read Palin's full post for yourselves. Nothing particularly newsworthy nor out of the ordinary in regard to how candidates seeking the one and only actual nomination play hardball with each other. As my good friend David Zornes often reminds me... "It's a competition, Bill!"


So... I "get" Palin's angle. But what's Drudge's? 

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