Perusing the headlines on Memeorandum a little while ago I ran across this headline which is my choice for the “Headline of the Day”: Wall Street Journal Sticks A Fork In Sarah Palin’s Criticism Of First Lady.
In an editorial titled “Palin’s Food Fight,” the Journal admits they hate the “nanny state” of government monitoring and forcing its citizens to do anything, but doesn’t see the first lady’s efforts as anything more than “telling kids to eat their vegetables and run around the block” and “to take responsibility for their own choices.” The editorial even uses Palin’s words against her, pulling a quote Palin said in 2009 that easily could be confused for the first lady today:
Health-care reform on an individual basis is often just this simple: We could save a lot of money and a lot of grief by making smarter choices. . . . It starts by ending destructive habits and beginning healthy habits in eating and exercise.
The most damning critique of Palin, is the advice that she “would be more effective if she made some distinctions among the Obama policies that really are worth opposing.” With the implication being Palin is too simple-minded to comprehend which Obama policies might actually be beneficial or is too partisan to care, the real story here is why are conservative intellectuals at the Wall Street Journal sharpening their knives for Palin?
I’m not sure anyone can really figure out what motivates Sarah Palin beyond the scope of desiring 24/7 attention. Now, not only is she making a beef about Michelle Obama’s obesity campaign, but she’s also mocking conservationists in her “reality” show.