Okay, enough is enough. It’s time to ask the question: what is it with Sarah Palin and all the bizarre sexual innuendos, accusations or insinuations about sexual predation that she levels against men who criticize her? No other politician, male or female, makes such frequent, public, sexually charged statements. Yet she is one who lectures
Let’s review: In Going Rogue, Sarah Palin™ accused high school boys in
"In that first year, I was alerted to threats against
Yet school officials and even the state troopers assigned to guard the family were never notified of these threats. Who in their right mind would not report a threat of gang rape against their daughters, if it actually happened?
In June 2009, after Palin attended a Yankees game with Rudy Giuliani, David Letterman made a joke about Palin’s daughter getting knocked up during the 7th inning. Despite the bad joke being about Bristol Palin™, Sarah immediately accused Letterman of making a crude remark about her younger teenaged daughter, then-14-year old
"Concerning Letterman's comments about my young daughter (and I doubt he'd ever dare make such comments about anyone else's daughter): 'Laughter incited by sexually-perverted comments made by a 62-year-old male celebrity aimed at a 14-year-old girl is not only disgusting, but it reminds us some Hollywood/NY entertainers have a long way to go in understanding what the rest of America understands -- that acceptance of inappropriate sexual comments about an underage girl, who could be anyone's daughter, contributes to the atrociously high rate of sexual exploitation of minors by older men who use and abuse others.'"
In 2010, when Joe McGinniss moved into the house next door to the Palin compound on
"Wonder what kind of material he’ll gather while overlooking Piper’s bedroom, my little garden, and the family’s swimming hole?"
Later, in an episode of Sarah Palin’s
Now, we find through the heavily redacted emails that in 2007 and 2008, Palin made a series of crude and sexually accusatory comments about Alaska State Representative Jay Ramras (note the lines about keeping her daughters away from him):
“Sheeesh... He's basically just announced I'm not around HIM enough! Doesn't he know why? I have two teenaged daughters, everyone knows gotta' keep the young 'uns away from the likes of Jay.”
“Vajayjay's surely not impressing his constituents, eh? Is that the best
These crude remarks were made on three different dates over a period of 8 months, showing a pattern of vulgar and insulting behavior toward Ramras on Palin’s part that was repeated regularly.
While I do not intend to imply that the Shawn Christy situation is analogous to these others, Palin has also accused Shawn Christy of threatening to rape her daughters. If I were an investigator in that case, I would be seriously troubled by the fact that making such accusations is a repeated pattern on Palin’s part.
This terrifying situation is not lost on her daughters, of course.
Seriously, at this point, it is hard to keep track of all the rape threats that Sarah Palin claims have been made against her daughters. If all these threats in fact occurred, this would be truly terrifying for any parent, and for the daughters as well. If these were my kids, I would keep them out of the public spotlight! Or, maybe they could appear on DWTS writhing suggestively on the dance floor and wearing skimpy clothes and a come hither expression… but I digress.
It seems that anyone who dares to criticize or even joke about the Palins is fair game for all kinds of disgusting smears from the Palins and their followers as well, including the accusations that Jesse Griffin was a pedophile and the latest, from Bristol Palin™’s new book, that her children’s father Levi Johnston is a rapist.
Let me put it bluntly: In my opinion, Sarah Palin’s fixation with sexual predation against her daughters is abnormal and appears pathological. What is it in her own background and/or psychological profile that leads her to make these sexually-charged accusations? Was she sexually abused? What is with the barely repressed sexuality merged with hostility? I know of no other public figure who makes such unsubstantiated and extremely serious allegations – not once, not twice, but multiple accusations of this type. This is bizarre. Yet no one in the MSM seems to think this is noteworthy?
And what does it say about her view of her daughters? Does she view them as victims or as temptresses or sluts? Do they need to be protected, or do the men need to be protected from them? It’s a little unclear.
Adding to this odd behavior, Palin’s use of crude sexual terms is something that no other politician gets away with as she does. I mean, please: “limp,” “impotent,” “no cojones,” “vajayjay.” How is it that this woman who portrays herself as a virtuous Christian can get away with using such crude language, again and again? Why does Sarah Palin get a pass, when this language would be completely unacceptable from anyone else? She wants to be President, for God’s sake!
This was Palin’s response to Michael J. Gross’s unflattering Vanity Fair article, “Sarah Palin: The Sound and the Fury”:
"I hear there’s some pretty ugly stuff right now coming out…I don’t read some of it because I know that those that are impotent and limp and gutless, and then they go on, they’re anonymous, they’re sources that are anonymous, and impotent, limp and gutless reporters take anonymous sources and cite them as being factual references…" (Sarah Palin on Sean Hannity show)
She reprised this refrain later in 2010 during an interview with Barbara Walters, referring to the anonymous sources who blamed her after the Republican failure to take the Senate as “…impotent and limp and they are weak and they hide behind somebody’s skirts….” [Her tone and expressions as she says this are, putting it kindly, strange.]
This behavior would be odd enough in its own right, but it seems downright pathological when taken in the context of Palin’s sexually suggestive gestures and dress (the winking, lip-licking, tongue-flicking, hooker boots, inflatable bras, answering the hotel door in a towel, etc.). Not to mention Sarah’s promotion of her daughter
Seductive Sarah Palin: "At the GOP convention in
From the Vanity Fair article by Michael J. Gross:
She has a horrible temper, but she has gotten away with it because she is a pretty woman.” (The friend elaborated on this last point: “Once, while Sarah was preparing for a city-council meeting, she said, ‘I’m gonna put on one of my push-up bras so I can get what I want tonight.’ That’s how she rolls.”)
Her unsubtle use of sexuality, all the while playing the sexism card, was not lost on some writers. Here is an article from Alternet that explores this subject, and another suggesting that “the hottest Governor from the coldest state” was political Viagra for McCain’s impotent campaign. ;-)
I would dearly love to see a psychological profile of Sarah Palin. Can you imagine what the Rorschach ink blots would evoke?