Flipper Flopper Palin

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by OPTIONAL777, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. WASHINGTON -- Sarah Palin went rogue on Woodbury, Long Island today, where -- at an event hosted by the Long Island Association -- she "flirted openly with running for president." While she was there, Palin took a moment to ridicule First Lady Michelle Obama's recent push to promote breastfeeding.

    As it turns out, it's a flip-flop! Per Sarah Pavlus at MediaMatters' County Fair blog:

    The perceived dig is quite a turnaround from the position Palin had as governor of Alaska, when she declared October 2007 "Breastfeeding Awareness Month" and issued a proclamation that said, "government and community organizations have a vested interest in protecting and promoting breastfeeding as a means of preventing infant malnutrition, morbidity, and mortality."

    Michelle Obama:

    Breastfeeding is one of the most effective preventive measures mothers can take to protect their children's and their own health. Breastfeeding helps reduce children's risk of acute and chronic diseases like ear infections, asthma, obesity, and type 2 diabetes, rare but serious diseases like childhood leukemia, and even sudden infant death syndrome, thanks to antibodies, cells, and immunologic components uniquely available in mothers' milk. Breastfeeding also protects nursing mothers against diseases like type 2 diabetes and breast and ovarian cancers.

    Governor Palin, circa 2007:

    WHEREAS, throughout their lives, breastfeeding can offer children protection against serious health conditions, including obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Breastfeeding also saves lives by reducing the incidence of life-threatening cancers in women and preventing premature death in infants.

    [...]

    WHEREAS, government and community organizations have a vested interest in protecting and promoting breastfeeding as a means of preventing infant malnutrition, morbidity, and mortality.

    And that's today's lesson in the absurdity of tribal politics. [
     
  2. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    so what was the "dig" she supposedly took against Michelle Obama? i didnt see the quote. do you have the quote somewhere or are we just supposed to take mediamatters (lol) at its word?
     
  3. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    nevermind, i found it. here it is:

    "It's no wonder Michelle Obama is telling everybody you better breast feed your baby," said Palin. "Because I'm looking, you better because the cost of milk is so high right now." - Palin on Long Island

    is that all?? mediamatters makes this seem like a flip flop? haha! what a load of shit. anyone reading that can see its not a dig on breastfeeding, but inflation currently a product of the policies of the federal reserve.

    i'm not a palin fan, but you REALLY need to do better than that if you want any degree of credulity in this world. i stick to my former comment on how worthless mediamatters is.
     
  4. I am voting for Palin 2012.

    With he in office VIX will go back up to the 80's and we can get back to making big money selling fat premium.