Friday, September 12, 2008

Obama's Palin problem in a nutshell

James Taranto, after analyzing Charles Gibson's reliance on an inaccurate AP report of what Gov. Palin said at her church regarding the US forces in Iraq, also notes that the use of the inaccurate AP report by Gibson, CNN and the AP have effectively been "disparaging her for praying." Read the whole analysis for how Gibson tried to make Palin appear as if she had called the troops' mission a mission from G*d (which she denied -- she was quoting Abraham Lincoln who said, "let us not pray that G*d is on our side in a war or any other time, but let us pray that we are on G*d's side.").

Taranto's key point sums up Obama's biggest problem in the wake of the Palin nomination, and it's not only of Obama's own creation:

It really does seem as though the media and the Angry Left loathe Sarah Palin precisely because she is normal. Through the words of his supporters, Barack Obama has become the candidate of those who oppose religion and motherhood. With friends like these, who needs Karl Rove?

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