Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sarah Palin Doesn't Speak For These Mama Grizzlies

Emily's List, dedicated to electing pro-choice Democratic women, has countered Sarah Palin's "mama grizzlies" with opposition mama grizzlies who object to the former governor's positions. The appeal is part of the group's Sarah Doesn't Speak For Me campaign. Watch:

In response to this video, Palin stated, “Really, lying about a sister while wearing an Ewok outfit is no way to honor our foremothers on the eve of the 90th anniversary of their victory.”

Does the ad dishonor the suffragettes and lie about sister Palin? Do Palin and those she supports back the right to choose, healthcare reform and extended unemployment benefits, among other issues?

Regarding Palin's grizzlies, the AP informs us that "Primary losses blunt Palin's 'mama grizzly' claws":

It's been a summer of setbacks for Sarah Palin. Candidate "cubs" endorsed by the Mama Grizzly in Chief have been suffering a recent string of primary election losses.

The Republicans' 2008 vice presidential nominee promised a pack of "mama grizzly" candidates would rise up and defeat Democrats in this November's elections. But office-seekers she supported in Kansas, Wyoming and Washington state lost their primaries despite her high-profile endorsements. And Karen Handel lost her runoff contest for Georgia governor a day after sharing an Atlanta stage with Palin.

Now, Alaska's Senate primary on Tuesday is shaping up as an embarrassing defeat in her own backyard. Sen. Lisa Murkowski is expected to dispatch the challenger Palin has endorsed in the Republican contest.

Palin is viewing these losses with an equanimity quite surprising for a mama grizzly:

Palin says it isn't about picking winners.

"Regardless of whether the many candidates I've had the honor of endorsing win or lose this time around, I support them because they boldly shake things up in their primary races," she said in a Facebook message.

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