“She owned herself.”
It’s not every day that you hear people on MSNBC talking about Sarah Palin in a positive way and that’s what makes this so much fun. Melissa Harris-Perry and her guests not only agree that Hillary doesn’t come across as authentic, they suggest that Sarah Palin does.
Jack Coleman of NewsBusters reported:
Gasp! MSNBC Panelist Says Hillary Should Emulate Palin’s Authenticity
It took nearly seven years, but at long last it’s finally been heard — praise for Sarah Palin on MSNBC.
Even better, one of the people praising Palin — and there were three, count ’em, three libs on the Lean Leftward cable network today doing so — suggested that flailing Democrat Hillary Clinton could do worse than to look toward Palin as a political model to emulate.
The gratifying twofer came on MSNBC’s usually cringe-inducing Melissa Harris-Perry show during a panel discussion of authenticity or the lack thereof among politicians.
Here’s a partial transcript:
HARRIS-PERRY: Well, Sarah Palin was part of changing that, I mean, not because, again, this is that substance versus symbol piece. It’s not like I am generally supportive of Sarah Palin’s policies, but in terms of just being like, well, I’m just gonna run this real differently in my high heels and …
TURNER: She owned who she …
HARRIS-PERRY: She really did!
TURNER: She owned herself.
HARRIS-PERRY: And people responded to that, oh, well that looks …
Here’s the video:
Of course, this isn’t the first time the two have been compared. Back in April, Ashe Schow of the Washington Examiner wrote:
Hillary Clinton is the Sarah Palin of the Left
One is a grandmother beloved by members of her party in an almost worshipful way, who charges six figures for speeches and has the media drooling to report everything she says.
The other is Sarah Palin.
Whenever a conservative woman enters politics and gains any kind of traction, the liberal media inevitably calls her “The Sarah Palin of ____.” They did it to Kelly Ayotte in New Hampshire, they did it to Joni Ernst in Iowa and just last week they did it to potential presidential candidate Carly Fiorina. The underlying premise of the articles is always that these women are as stupid as the Left’s caricature of Palin.
Outwardly the claims are about Republican women who seemingly come out of nowhere and have the potential to become party rock stars. It’s the rock star part that applies to Hillary Clinton. (Obviously she didn’t come out of nowhere, she rode there on her husband’s coattails.)
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