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Gross Point Blank

Fed up

Why is it that politicians in general hold themselves exempt from consequences?

I really thought that after Election Day, the attacks on Sarah Palin would dry up.

Instead, "anonymous campaign insiders" have lots to say, none of it nice. According to news reports, she answered her hotel door in a towel, didn't know Africa was a continent, abused GOP money by shopping for herself and her family and acted like a diva.

Who do the "campaign insiders" think they're fooling?

I was once a proud Republican. I'm not now. I'm ashamed as I sit back and hear all these things coming out-ashamed that "campaign insiders" are trying to finger Palin for McCain's loss. His campaign was so poorly organized and conducted, it's the organizers themselves who should shoulder the blame.

Leading up to the election, they came across as desperate and clueless.

And they still do, frankly.

The same applies to local politicians.

Why is it that a councilman get's quoted for making a crappy comment during an open, public meeting and the reporter covering it gets blamed for it being published out of "context."

Huh? What was the "context"? Actually, the politician tried to make it clear in a paid advertisement sometime later.

It was comical to read because the politician appeared to think that his explanation was somehow going to assuage the anger his crappy comment created.

Truth of the matter is his comments never should've been uttered.

It's not the reporter's fault, or a fellow city council person's fault.

Local and national political figures are not exempt from consequences.

End of story.

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