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Arianna Huffington’s Double Standard

Interested in the neoconservative plight? Don’t read COMMENTARY–read Arianna Huffington. For all the nefarious details, see her most recent post:

Sarah Palin may not have known what the Bush Doctrine was, but we’re getting a pretty good idea of what the Palin Doctrine is. Or will be — because it’s still currently under construction. And what is it going to look like? Let’s just say, it’s going to seem familiar.

According to London’s Daily Telegraph, the architects of the Palin Doctrine are a group of people who have been singularly wrong about virtually everything in the last decade — the neocons, who have been briefing Palin for weeks.

As predicted, the fact that she didn’t know anything wasn’t a bug, it was a feature. She’s perfect for the neocons: likeable on the outside, a blank slate on the inside. To borrow from an old cliché, if Sarah Palin didn’t exist, the neocons would have had to invent her.

Of course, the place her neocon mentors hope she’s going is the White House. Given their dismal track record, they’re smart enough to figure that the American public wouldn’t be too keen on letting them in the front door again, so they are trying to sneak in hidden behind Palin’s skirt. The Trojan Moose approaches.

Excuse my ignorance, Arianna, but are you suggesting that a conservative politician is getting briefed on policy issues by other conservatives? For shame! A sure sign of a cabal!

Huffington levies a charge of guilt by association: since Palin has political ties to neoconservatives (the guilty, in her perverse mind) she, too, must be guilty. Fine. But she can’t have it both ways. Why has she failed to comment on Obama’s ties to people who are actually guilty of hate-mongering and terrorism (Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayers, respectively)?



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