Palin says no breast implants
Jeff Poor at Newsbusters reports:
Another incredible charge that has surfaced in left-wing media outlets as of late was that Palin had gotten breast implants. Palin responded to host Greta van Sustren [sic], but not without first taking a few shots at those who propagated the rumor.Palin’s and Poor’s characterizations of what happened are not correct. There was no “report” that Palin had had implants, nor was there a “charge,” incredible or not, that she had had implants. Rather, there were photographs of Palin taken last Sunday at a race track in which her breasts looked so much larger than they had ever looked before that it raised the reasonable question in many people’s minds, including mine, whether she had had breast implants, and they said so. This is a completely different order of thing from, e.g., the blatantly false reports last year that she and her husband were divorcing. But Palin is not intelligent enough to understand the difference between a false and baseless report, and a reasonable impression that people get from a photograph. If she appeared in public with blonde hair, and people said, “Wow, it looks as though Palin has dyed her hair blonde,” would Palin say, “This is another false report about me, people should get a life”?
An appropriate response by Palin to van Susteren would have been: “I understand from those photos that I look as though I have had implants, but in fact it’s not true, I have not,” followed perhaps by a joke about her modest endowments. But Palin’s all-purpose victimology and her lack of intelligence precluded such an answer.
This incident is a small example of Palin’s habitual failure to take responsibility, a failure that at times amounts to pure dishonesty. The most egregious example was when she, having a pregnant unmarried 17 year old daughter, accepted the vice presidential nomination offer from McCain, and then (see Going Rogue) claimed to be shocked and dismayed when her daughter’s pregnancy was reported in the media and her daughter was very upset about this. Palin acted as though the world was doing something terribly unfair to her and her daughter, whereas in reality she had chosen a course of action that made it inevitable that the whole world would be told of her daughter’s embarrassing situation. She has never acknowledged this simple fact. Read the page and a half of Palin’s Going Rogue (that’s all there is on it) that deal with the revelation of Bristol’s pregnancy at the time of the nomination, particularly her account of her phone conversation with Bristol, and you will see what I mean. Palin’s stunningly off-handed treatment of the issue provides support for Nietzsche’s aphorism that “Women are not even superficial.”
Can you imagine what a Palin presidency would be like? Four years of victimology.GA writes:
You wrote: “An appropriate response by Palin to van Susteren would have been: ‘I understand from those photos that I look as though I have had implants, but in fact it’s not true, I have not,’ followed perhaps by a joke about her modest endowments.”LA replies:
As I said, there are always a few who are offended by discussions of the physical appearance of public figures. You didn’t seem to notice that she did reply to van Susteren and did deny that she had implants, so she evidently didn’t regard the topic as beneath her. As for your shocked response to my suggested possible joke, you sound too squeamish for life on this earth.LA continues:
Also, you misunderstood me when you thought that “modest” was meant as a put-down. Palin is a very attractive woman with a beautiful, well proportioned form. Her bust is not too small but is just right for her figure. But she doesn’t have (or at least she did not have until recently) large breasts. That’s all I meant by “modest.”LA continues:
Also, perhaps you didn’t see the recent discussion at VFR on why breast implants are bad and why they matter:June 13
You say I’m squeamish. I would have said reserved. Whatever.LA replies:
Posted by Lawrence Auster at June 12, 2010 07:20 AM | Send