The hangers-on and sycophants at Breitbart.com scored a real coup when they got Sarah Palin to write a tribute to their fallen leader, extolling his many imaginary virtues — and theirs as well. It’s classic Palin, filled with little but cliches and a total lack of self-awareness:
Breitbart’s most immediate mission was the belated vetting of Barack Obama. This obviously is an issue very near and dear to my heart.
During the ’08 campaign, the same media that reported breathlessly about an old used tanning bed I purchased to get some sun during the dark Alaskan winter, couldn’t be bothered to investigate Barack Obama’s associations, statements or even his voting record as a state senator. Suntans and what I wore on the campaign trail were more important than Obama’s political background. Unbelievable.
In many ways, Palin is the perfect conservative — proudly and defiantly ignorant and possessed of a persecution complex as big as Newt Gingrich’s ego. No matter what else is going on, you can count on her to relate it to how terribly mistreated she is — never mind that she has become fabulously rich by turning her life into one big reality TV show.
And then she goes on to complain that Obama was never “vetted.” Seriously. The most unvetted candidate in modern American history — the McCain campaign knew almost nothing about her when they nominated her — is complaining about a lack of vetting.
Standing up and defending those who are being unfairly targeted and maligned was also the mission. Is it any wonder Breitbart titled his autobiography “Righteous Indignation” when you consider his deep-seated sense of justice and fair play? He was on the side of the little guy and ready to run to the aid of those who needed it. He possessed that old fashioned virtue of courage, compassion, and decency that we once called chivalry. He inspired that in others.
Oh yes, of course. Justice and fair play. That explains why he was always dishonestly editing videos to destroy the reputations of his political opponents, because he was just so committed to justice and fair play.