Uncategorized — September 13, 2008 at 3:21 pm

Lies and Damn Lies, Part VIII


Sarah Palin has “been to Iraq”. Actually, she almost was in Iraq. I mean, as in, she was right on the border and stuff.

Asked to clarify where she traveled in Iraq, Palin’s spokeswoman, Maria Comella, confirmed that “She visited a military outpost on the other side of the Kuwait-Iraq border.”

Not so, according to Lieutenant Colonel Dave Osborn, commander of the 3d Battalion, 207th Infantry of the Alaska National Guard, who was in charge of the 570 local troops serving in Kuwait and Iraq. On the second day of the trip, he said, Palin was flown to the border crossing, about 100 miles north of Camp Buehring, where she spent the morning meeting with troops and presiding over a ceremony in which an Alaska National Guard soldier extended his enlistment.But she did not venture into Iraq, Osborn said. “You have to have permission to go into a lot of areas, and [the crossing] is where her permissions were,” he said. Palin did not stay the night in Iraq, and spent the rest of the second day at Camp Virginia and Ali Al Salem Air Base, Osborn said.

But, hey, let’s face it: if it sounds good, pesky facts don’t need to get in the way if you’re part of the McCain campaign. Just say what sounds good and keep repeating and, even if the media calls you on that shit, it doesn’t matter. What matters is that you think it sounds good and you said it and the media is sexist and not being deferential enough. And if you don’t agree with that, you’re sexist. And not deferential. And sexist.

I’m just sayin’…