I can’t resist noting that I predicted on Aug. 24 that Obama was tanking and that Obama’s minions see to it that a big lie about Gov. Sarah Palin usually follows within about 48 to 72 hours any bad news about Obama that is dominating the news shows. Well, the lie was postponed since Ted Kennedy died and coverage about his life and funeral filled the news shows through Sunday, taking the heat off of Obama, despite his excruciating eulogy at Kennedy’s funeral on Saturday.
However, Obama’s poll numbers continued to drop like a rock AND make news, so the Obama Prevarication Predictor clock reset on Monday. And lo! An essay supposedly written by Levi Johnson, father of Bristol Palin’s baby, was published today, 72 hours-ish later, suitably filled with lies about Gov. Palin in an effort to distract the media with their favorite cut of red meat.
However, darn the luck, it’s not working this time. Over at The Other McCain, dear Stacy, father of six children, including a teenage daughter, writes, “… if that third-rate teenage hockey goon did to my daughter what he did to Sarah Palin’s daughter, he wouldn’t be available for media interviews, unless Vanity Fair covers seances . . . .” Hot Air points out that even MSNBC thinks Levi is lying about Gov. Palin, while Conservatives4Palin provides the fisking and Ace has great color commentary on the plausibility of Levi’s claims: “Sarah Palin Would Often Offhandedly Confirm the Left’s Worst Suspicions About Her to Me, the Self-Declared Redneck Sticking it to Her Daughter.”
I hate to think of what Obama will resort to when lies about Gov. Palin really, really stop working to shift attention from his inadequacies, failures and treacheries to friend and foe.