Is this April Fool's day? I couldn't believe me eyes when I read this headline on Think Progress ("When you Think Progress, think stupidity.")
Palin laughs and rolls her eyes when demonstrator says she's a teacher. You are not misreading. It's all over the lefty blogs; Sarah Palin rolled her eyes. This transgression occurred - and the video is not very conclusive - as Palin was confronted by a boorish lefist whose claim that she is a "teacher" has yet to be proved.
Apparently, Palin's criminal activity in rolling her eyes has been interpreted by the left as dissing teachers. Palin, on her Facebook page, sorta squashed that one:
While filming the Alaska documentary in Homer, I had a brief discussion with a local lady who, in typical Alaska style, decided to give me her two cents worth about my political leanings, American politics in general, and much else besides. It's what makes our politics so uniquely democratic: two people discussing the things they care about, even though they respectfully disagree about just about everything (you can watch a brief video of the encounter here).
The LSM has now decided to use this brief encounter for another one of their spin operations. They claim I - wait for it - "appear to roll my eyes" when the lady tells me she's a teacher. Yes, it's come to this: the media is now trying to turn my eyebrow movements into story lines. (Maybe that's why Botox is all the rage - if you can't move your eyebrows, your "eye rolling" can't be misinterpreted!) If they had checked their facts first, they would have known that I come from a family of teachers; my grandparents were teachers, my father was a teacher, my brother is a teacher, my sister works in Special Needs classrooms, my aunt is a school nurse, my mom worked as a school secretary for much of her professional life, we all volunteer in classrooms, etc., etc., etc. Given that family history, how likely is it that I would "roll my eyes" at someone telling me that they too work in that honorable profession? Stay classy, LSM.
What a monumentally stupid, inane, bogus, irrelevant line of attack. Eyebrow raising is now cause for criticism? What's next? Shrugging the shoulders? Rubbing the forehead? Putting your hands in your pockets?
Holy mother what idiots.