Monday, September 22, 2008

Persona and Shadow of Sarah Palin

“Mom” … Palin giving her young daughter a real-life Bambi experience
Palin teaching her young daughter how to be a nourishing, nurturing, caring, supportive and loving mother by watching her kill the most trusting, helpless, gentle and passive of big animals, and then kneeling in triumph over it’s blood-covered body as it slowly dies

The Persona & Shadow
of Sarah Palin

Despite the incredible charm and charisma of Palin’s Persona, starting with her drop-dead gorgeous, all-American good looks, her glib, smooth-talking verbal skills, her warm and engaging personality, and her marvelous hockey mom façade …

… Sarah Palin’s extreme narcissism, severely damaged Maternal Instinct, severely damaged Feminine Instinct, and her malformed Animus – including her Vengeance Animus which makes her punitive minded, weakens her conscience, and makes her deceitful, who will shamelessly say and do anything to be elected - makes her, in view of McCain’s age, illness and potential Alzheimer’s, the most unqualified, dangerous and destructive Vice President in modern times.

The child is the unconscious battleground of the parents. – CG Jung

Whatever is going on in the conscious as well as the unconscious psyche of the parent, is played out in the child’s psyche, forming not only the child’s ego and conscious personality, but all of the complexes and attitudes in the child’s unconscious as well.


At 7:00 PM, Blogger Tina said...

God help us if McCain & Palin end up in the White House. I fear it would be as bad as these past eight years of being 'Bushwhacked'.

At 11:10 AM, Blogger ...bdp said...

Alright, Sarah Palin comes off as the right wing people's candidate
who is "one of us." She and her sidekick McSame now champion
the cause of all the average Joe's out there. They will cut spending.

But as we read Palin was charging the government for air fare
hotels and ect. for her kids while governor of Alaska.

Now we read that Sarah Palin's "one of us" clothes have been
paid for in large by the RNC from "places such as Saks Fifth Avenue (where RNC expenditures totaled nearly $50,000) and Neiman Marcus (where the governor had a $75,000 spree)...."

And you thought those outfits came from Target and Penny's.

Of course one can almost hear Sarah justifying her lavish spending as
supporting the economy and retailers.

This good Christian woman, this average woman, turns out to be the
recipient of big spending giving her the opportunity to strut the walkways
once again. It's of course all about carefully crafted image.

One has to laugh at the prospect of spending huge amounts of money
to look like some one who is "one of us."

Sarah, you paid how much for that jacket? It looks like something
you could have gotten from Penny's. She apparently likes to spend other
people's money. Sarah has been simply spreading the wealth around.....

Palin Clothes Spending Has Dems Salivating, Republicans Disgusted
Since her selection as John McCain's running mate, the Republican National Committee spent more than $150,000 on clothing and make-up for Gov. Sarah Palin, her husband, and even her infant son, it was reported on Tuesday evening.

That entertaining scoop -- which came by way of Politico -- sent almost immediate reverberations through the presidential race. A statement from McCain headquarters released hours after the article bemoaned the triviality of the whole affair.

"With all of the important issues facing the country right now, it's remarkable that we're spending time talking about pantsuits and blouses," said spokesperson Tracey Schmitt. "It was always the intent that the clothing go to a charitable purpose after the campaign."

But even the most timid of Democrats are unlikely to heed this call for civility. For starters, the story has the potential to dampen enthusiasm among GOP activists and donors at a critical point in the presidential race. It also creates a huge PR headache for the McCain ticket as it seeks to make inroads among voters worried about the current economic crisis.

Mainly, however, Democrats (in this scenario) are not prone to forgiveness. After all, it was during this same campaign cycle that Republicans belittled the $400 haircut that former Sen. John Edwards had paid for with his own campaign money (the funds were later reimbursed). And yet, the comparison to that once-dominant news story is hardly close: if Edwards had gotten one of his legendary haircuts every singe week, it would still take him 7.2 years to spend what Palin has spent. Palin has received the equivalent of $2,500 in clothes per day from places such as Saks Fifth Avenue (where RNC expenditures totaled nearly $50,000) and Neiman Marcus (where the governor had a $75,000 spree).

Beyond the political tit-for-tat, however, the revelation of the clothing expenditures offers what some Democrats see as a chance not just to win several news cycles during the campaign's waning days but to severely damage Palin's image as a small-town, 'Joe Six-Pack' American.

"It shows that Palin ain't like the rest of us," Tom Matzzie, a Democratic strategist told the Huffington Post, when asked how the party would or could use the issue. "It can help deflate her cultural populism with the Republican base. The plumber's wife doesn't go to Nieman's or Saks."

Indeed, the story could not come at a more inopportune time for the McCain campaign. During a week in which the Republican ticket is trying to highlight its connection to the working class -- and, by extension, promoting its newest campaign tool, Joe the Plumber -- it was revealed that Palin's fashion budget for several weeks was more than four times the median salary of an American plumber ($37,514). To put it another way: Palin received more valuable clothes in one month than the average American household spends on clothes in 80 years. A Democrat put it in even blunter terms: her clothes were the cost of health care for 15 or so people.

There are, in these cases, legal questions surrounding campaign expenditures. Though, on this front, Palin and the RNC seem to be in the clear.

"I don't think it's taxed," said David Donnelly of Campaign Money Watch. "I don't think she can keep it. It's owned by the RNC. They had to use coordinated funds to pay for the clothes."

And certainly the possibility exists that this issue can be effectively swept under the rug. Palin is not known for taking impromptu questions from the press. Moreover, the media, at this juncture, has other major story lines (see: upcoming election) to grapple with, thus denying the piece the relative vacuum that accompanied the Edwards story. Finally, there is little desire among conservative writers or pundits to litigate the matter, even if they were more than happy to jump on board when a Democrat was in the spotlight.

Several hours after Politico posted its findings, the topic remained nearly untouched by the major right-wing outlets. Though as Marc Ambinder at the Atlantic opined:

"Republicans, RNC donors and at least one RNC staff member have e-mailed me tonight to share their utter (and not-for-attribution) disgust at the expenditures. ... The heat for this story will come from Republicans who cannot understand how their party would do something this stupid ... particularly (and, it must be said, viewed retroactively) during the collapse of the financial system and the probable beginning of a recession."

At 9:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love Sarah Palin. She is a breath of fresh air while most libs spew the same regurgitated hypocracy.

At 5:18 PM, Blogger Robo said...

1. The Obama campaign and liberal media put out what it wanted you to believe to win an election and push their socialist "one-world" agenda, regardless who its historical failures and mllions of dead bodies. You never even explored the other POV. Naive citizens hoping for a promised utopia opened their mouths and begged the media to fill them. The campaign and media obliged. You all swallowed.

2. Obama surrogates decided to mock her clothes, mock her keeping her baby, mock her children. You dutifully complied. "Make Sarah Palin evil". Not even batting an eye, you complied.

3. You seem intolerant of people who eat what they kill. Most hate Palin for keeping and loving her nerwborn because, by keeping it, she did the unpardonable: made them feel guilty for aborting to fit in those prom dresses last June.

4. Moose and other wildlife meat sustains life in Alaska.

5. Palin exploits wildlife like Laughlin & Co. exploited Indians and violence for early film success and their laploads of money with which to pursue their "truther" forays in politics.

Thank you for publishing someone who disagrees with your POV. I was young once, and a fan. Now I've grown older and wiser.

At 3:49 PM, Blogger srj said...

Mr. Laughlin,
How can you tell that this animal is suffering with a still photo? It could have been a quick humane kill... and besides, there is not anything wrong with providing food for the family! Just in case you have not tried this form of protien, I suggest that you it'll clear up your mind, spirit & soul and it's nourishing:)

At 9:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually that's Sarah giving her daughter the standard Palin 'sex education'. "If a boy ever tries anything, just do what I did with the moose". Unfortunately it didn't work with Levi ;)

At 8:14 PM, Blogger Fawcett1999 said...

I lived just outside Wasilla from 92-06. Sarah is the real deal and she did a good job in Alaska. She cleaned out a city hall full of the good Ol'e boy way of doing favors. I will vote for her again in 2012.

At 11:24 AM, Blogger Granger Irish said...

How about doing a persona and shadow blog on Obama? Tom, you and "Billy jack" are my heroes. But, it now appears that you are just a full blown liberal as opposed to having a mind of your own.

At 9:35 AM, Blogger sensiblecinema said...

"smooth-talking verbal skills"

Really? You think she's a smooth talker? I have never heard her speak in complete sentences using words that really exist in the English language.

At 8:53 AM, Blogger I the People said...

Where's your laser-sharp focus on Barry WhatsHisName, the Marxist in Chief with no verifiable history, a cabal of Maoist friends and appointees, and a couple of year's worth of documented pathological lies?

You are one of my cinematic heroes, but you're building a repertoire of
pathetic target choices, Tom.

At 3:05 PM, Blogger passingthru said...

i don't know what i think about the Palin's lifestyle, so i'll comment - lol

is it wrong to hunt wild game, if you plan to eat it? only if your conscience says be vegetarian, IMV

in a world of supermarkets, maybe we don't need to do so, but my late husband's Pennsylvania family (western PA) depended on hunting to get through the winter months - it was/is their right is it not?

maybe we'd pick up the skills in a hurry if needed for survival, but then again maybe we should respect those who keep the basic skill of life alive

why do i feel alone out here in the wind on a long dead thread? ? ? and, no, i didn't vote for Palin - she was exploited by some people i don't trust at all

At 9:49 AM, Blogger Allen Sloan Boyd Jr. said...

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At 10:02 AM, Blogger Allen Sloan Boyd Jr. said...

Mr Laughlin, I do respect your opinions. However, I disagree with you here. Here in Western North Carolina, we hunt. I am grateful that my father not only had those skills, but taught them to me. When I shot my first deer, I cried. My father put his hand on my back, giving it a couple of kindly pats and said to me, "Sonny, I also cried when I killed my first deer. And I'm going to tell you what my dad told me. It's good that you feel bad about killing this deer. A person should know what was sacrificed so that you can keep living". Even if a family is well off, this is an important skill to teach the youngsters just in case bad times ever do hit and it does become nessessary to hunt. The same is true in places like Alaska. And forgive me Mr. Laughlin, but would you say the same things about a native American woman teaching her child these things?


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