[FoRK] FactCheck.org: Sliming Palin
Stephen D. Williams
sdw at lig.net
Fri Sep 12 16:20:49 PDT 2008
Perhaps, however she was plain wrong using "a task that is from God" in
any way. I think the sentence is slightly ambiguous, although I think
you are right that she meant about the same thing that Lincoln said.
"Task from God" is a mistake regardless of what you meant by it for
several reasons, including that it will become a sound bite summary in
So she probably passes the not-too-kooky test but only rates a
pit-bull-with-lipstick level as an orator.
I'm already tired of her holier-than-thou marmish marble-mouthed whine,
and I disagree with most of her slant I think, so I'd be happy to be rid
of her soon.
Kevin Elliott wrote:
> On Sep 12, 2008, at 3:46 PM, paul wrote:
>> Kevin Elliott said the following on 9/12/2008 4:49 PM:
>>> Look at the entire quote:
>>> "“Pray for our military. He [Palin's son] is going to be deployed in
>>> September to Iraq – pray for our military men and women who are
>>> striving to do what is right for this country – that our leaders,
>>> our national leaders are sending them out on a task that is from
>>> God, that’s what he have to make sure we are praying for, that there
>>> is a plan and that it is God’s plan.”
>>> http://www.antiwar.com/blog/2008/09/02/palin-our-leaders-are-sending-our-troops-to-iraq-on-a-task-from-god/ Frankly,
>>> it sounds to me like a mother praying her sons going to be ok, and
>>> that the people in charge are making the right decisions. Turning
>>> it into some statement about how she feels about the war is just nuts.
>> The whole "task from God" thing is the problem.
>> For sure, pray for the safety of the troops if praying for stuff is
>> your bag. But the whole "national leaders are sending them out on a
>> task that is from God" is a steaming pile of bovine excrement. Full
>> stop, end of telegram.
>> The way I see it, God is God and He does whatever He wants. Assuming
>> there IS a god. He sure ain't sending us to go kill some arabs.
>> Because otherwise he ain't God. Omnipotence, and all that jive....
> *shrug*. So you're a pacifist. Nothing wrong with that stance.
> Again, I'm not sure how this say anything useful about Palin. What
> she said has a completely different meaning than what she's being
> "quoted" as saying.
> It would be EXACTLY the same as Obama having said:
> "Pray that our leaders are sending them out on a task that is from God."
> and that being turned into:
> "...our leaders are sending them out on a task that is from God."
> It's quote mangling. Pure and simple.
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