Nevertheless, I felt I should sit down and get the feel of how the show went from the point of a viewer who tuned in at the start. It's a morning show and as such, it doesn't expect people to be glued to the screen like it was the final episode of "Lost." People come in at different times and stay for different lengths of time. It's a show you might be listening to but not looking at while shaving, making coffee, or organizing a briefcase.
There were people who never looked at the television but heard Matt Lauer ask Sarah Palin for her thoughts on Mitt Romney. Those folks missed the subliminal message on the screen. I captured it for them, and for you:
So, I'd like to ask Sarah if this was:
A) The lamestream media showing a liberal bias
B) An act of God
C) Friends of Katie Couric exacting revenge
D) A coincidence
Sarah doesn't believe in "D." That one is in there because there is always one easy throw away in a multiple choice question. Usually there is another answer that gets eliminated after just a wee bit of thought. That would be answer "B" if you think like Sarah Palin.
No matter how it happened, the fact is, those words were going across the screen accompanying a Palin face and voice. Subliminally that registered with who knows how many viewers. Yay for you, Sarah! Want to brag some more about how many people tuned in to WATCH?
The actual story running under Matt and Sarah has many parallels to the Todd Palin story. The biggest difference may be that it was a woman running the business instead of someone who walks around with a small, two-toned penis between his legs.
The Scottish-born Ms. Gristina, a 44-year-old parent of four, has been charged with running a multimillion-dollar Manhattan prostitution ring, may have made millions of dollars during 15 years of arranging trysts, and boasts of ties to law enforcement. She pleaded not guilty and is in jail after a judge declined to lower her $2 million bond.
So, even if the story in the news feed was not about Todd Palin and his interstate prostitution ring, he is in the business, and he needs to look over his shoulder. He probably doesn't sleep well. Unless he takes some of his wife's meds.
But, dang! What's the media waiting for? Shailey's book is out. Cover it, people! Even Sarah gets something right once in a while, like when she said the darned lamestream media is run by people who, as she said, are limp, weak, impotent...
"Those who are impotent and limp and gutless and they go on their anonymous -- sources that are anonymous -- and impotent, limp and gutless reporters take anonymous sources and cite them as being factual references," Palin continued. "It just slays me because it's so absolutely clear what the state of yellow journalism is today that they would take these anonymous sources as fact."
This doesn't exactly fit the Shailey Tripp story because she is not an ANONYMOUS SOURCE, the type that Sarah decries, but still, the mainstream media is loathe to carry the story of being coerced by the First Dude of Alaska into performing sexual acts on him and his "clients" in order to buy food (but not always diapers) for her two disabled babies. Shailey's documentation appears to be factual, too. But, Sarah has not once publically mentioned "Boys Will Be Boys: Media, Morality and the Coverup of the Todd Palin Shailey Tripp Sex Scandal," the memoir of a strong, single mom, raising two kids and working two, three, four jobs at once - one being a part of Todd Palin's prostitution ring. Sarah loves "hard workin' single moms." Ha! Life as Shailey Tripp certainly makes "Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp" look like the fairy tale it really is.
Oh, and the "Volume One" designation on Amazon is not a mistake. If you haven't bought Ms. Tripp's book yet, I encourage you to do so asap. It will help Shailey accrue what she needs to publish the book in e-format and get it in front of a wider audience. Which then will help her afford to publish Volume Two. Press the purchase link and consider it a poke in the eye to Todd Palin.