In an article steeped in mischaracterizations and mistruths, the Associated Press’ Beth Fouhy distorted Governor Sarah Palin’s words then contradicts herself with the actual quote she distorts.
After Governor Palin spoke highly of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, Obama mouthpiece Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-Florida) uttered:
“Sarah Palin should spare us the phony sentiment and respect. Governor Palin accused Senator Clinton of whining.”
Beth Fouhy then wrote:
Palin praised Clinton’s “determination, and grit and even grace” during the Democratic primaries, sounding an altogether different note than when she suggested earlier this year that the New York senator was whining about negative press coverage and campaigning in a way that was not advancing the cause of women in politics.
Beth Fouhy quotes Palin:
“Fair or unfair, I think she does herself a disservice to even mention it, really. I mean, you gotta plow through that. You have to know what you’re getting into … when I hear a statement like that coming from a woman candidate with any kind of perceived whine about that excess criticism, or you know maybe a sharper microscope put on her, I think, ‘That doesn’t do us any good — women in politics.”
Governor Palin did not accuse Clinton of whining. She said that because Clinton was a woman, her reaction to the criticism would be perceived as whining by some.
Fouhy’s article is a collection of ill-informed opinions borrowed from the Obama campaign and her editors do us a disservice by allowing her to foist this garbage upon us as news.