Wednesday, February 18, 2009
from MSNBC 2/18/09
Back home in Alaska, Palin finds cold comfort
Scrutiny has been so intense since election that she’s ‘feeling beaten up’
'Feeling beaten up'
Nearly every move that Palin makes or does not make, acknowledges Joe Balash, one of her closest aides, is analyzed through a new political prism, scrutinized for its effect on a possible 2012 presidential candidacy. "There's nothing we can do to stop it," he said. "People wonder why she's doing something or not doing something."
The result of all this scrutiny and second-guessing, says one Republican ally, is that "the governor has been feeling beaten up."
The lists of her doings and not doings include a growing leeriness of the media -- she declined requests for an interview for this article -- as she pursues an aggressive strategy on the national political front.
She has established a political action committee, SarahPAC, designed to fund her national appearances. She sat for a lengthy interview with a conservative documentarian exploring the reasons behind President Obama's election, during which she reiterated her belief that she was unflatteringly exploited by such TV personages as Katie Couric and Tina Fey, and suggested she was mishandled by the McCain campaign.She just won't go away. And if she thinks she can make a run for president, maybe she should think of being the president of the "whiners club." This is politics BITCH and if you can't stand the heat, get the fuck out and shut the fuck up!