Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Palin didn't want Burr around

Posted By on Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 4:24 PM

It's amazing, but I’ve found myself agreeing with Sarah Palin twice in the past couple of days. At first I thought I might be coming down with something, but on reflection, I see that she that no, I’m not sick — Palin was actually right, for once. Or twice. First, there was her complaint about the current cover of Newsweek, which used a photo of Palin, originally taken for Runner’s World, in running shorts. She said the magazine’s decision to run the photo to accompany a story about her politics was “sexist and degrading,” and she’s right. The magazine is being blasted by critics from both the right and the left, and deservedly so.

Today, I find myself agreeing wholeheartedly with Palin’s sentiments about N.C.’s own Sen. Richard Burr. Atlantic magazine is running a story on tensions within the McCain-Palin campaign. In it, an October 26, 2008 e-mail from Palin’s staff to the McCain campaign declares that Palin had voiced “her displeasure” that, after a long day of campaigning in North Carolina, “U.S. Senator Richard Burr was allowed to ride the [Straight Talk Express II bus] with her." Hell, who can blame her? After an exhausting day, would you want to spend your downtime with Richard Burr? Or, for that matter, any other time? Didn’t think so.

Burr and Palin in happier times
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