Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Should Sarah Palin's Newsweek Cover Take Center Stage During Our Economic Crisis?

Sarah Palin's Newsweek cover

Many conservatives are in an uproar because of Newsweek's cover of Sarah Palin seen here.

Could it be that this is just another tactic to distract the public from the real issues?
America awoke to more horrible economic news, with the announcement of the economic woes of the markets in Russia, UK and Japan. The Federal Reserve decreased interest rates by half a percent. Is this magazine cover newsworthy? The Cover Story in Newsweek The Palin Problem discusses the problem Gov. Palin has had answering questions during the few interviews she's granted. They urge readers to look beyond blind allegiance and look at the whole picture. The article in Newsweek is meant to make one really consider the question, "Could Sarah Palin really run America, if something happened to McCain?" If this person was interviewing for CEO of your corporation, would you hire them? No? Then how could you hire them to run America?

Why are Sarah Palin supporters upset?
According to Andrea Tantoros (Republican media consultant), it was a "slap in the face". She believes that the close up of Sarah Palin on the cover was a mean spirited jab at the vp candidate. She felt the picture should have been airbrushed just like the way it's done for celebrities. Watch the FoxNews clip on Sarah Palin's Newsweek cover.

Is Sarah Palin a celebrity or a politician?
According to Lindsay Lohan, there is a difference. This is what Lindsay Lohan wrote about Sarah Palin on her myspace blog:
Oh, and...Hint Hint Pali Pal- Don't pose for anymore tabloid covers, you're not a celebrity, you're running for office to represent our, your, my COUNTRY!

Didn't McCain's campaign criticize Obama's popularity and "celebrity like audience"?
Here's the ad that McCain's campaign aired criticizing Obama for his "star quality".

It doesn't make sense. The McCain campaign criticizes Obama for his popularity and mocks his celebrity like crowds, on the other hand they are trying to elevate Sarah Palin to cover model status. You can't have it both ways.

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