Thursday, February 11, 2010

Epic Fail: The Palin Bracelet “Controversy”

Ever since Sarah Palin said she would definitely consider running in 2012, it seems the anti-Palin squad is working overtime to come up will sorts of contrived controversies.

The latest you could consider a spin off of the notes on her hand controversy. This time it is the bracelet she is wearing on that now infamous hand.

Eric Robinson blogging at the Yale Daily News incorrectly identifies the bracelet as being a black memorial bracelet that is worn by parents of fallen soldiers. From there Robinson goes into standard condescending elitist mode: 
The name on her black memorial bracelet — one, like the gold star, a demonstration of a friend or associate who was killed in action — is that of her oldest son, Track. Track served honorably in Iraq, and both he and his parents should be thanked for his selfless service to his country. He is also alive.
Commemorating Track’s service by wearing a a black memorial bracelet which is reserved for those dead or even a red bracelet for those missing in action, demonstrates a horrifying contempt for those who gave their last full measure of devotion or an almost unbelievable ignorance of the importance of symbols in American history.
Unfortunately, given Palin’s reputation and frequent public statements, I assume it is the latter.
From here the meltdown begins. William Jacobson from Le·gal In·ser·rec·tion did his homework and finds that not all black bracelets of this type are memorial bracelets some are deployment bracelets.  Jacobson’s finding are confirmed by the people who actually gave Palin and Joe Biden, the bracelets for their sons’ deployment.

What happened here is typical bias. Because so many on the left want to or are willing to believe only the worst things about Sarah Palin, they fall into the trap of believing anything without proof. This is just like the bogus rumor that Palin was getting a divorce or Palin resigned because she was under investigation or Palin is not Trig’s mother, etc. Should the left continue with these made up charges they will help to propel Palin right into the White House in 2012 as their credibility gets shot to hell.

Read the full details at Le·gal In·ser·rec·tion and for a bonus read the comments at the end of Robinson’s story (he gets an earful).

Via: Memeorandum


Townsley said...

Good post. I love the fact the liberals are trying to compare six words written on Palin's palm to Obama using a teleprompter for every speech. They need to just admit they hate freedom and think the average person is too stupid to make their own decisions. They need to let everyone know they think they know what is best for the whole. They hate Palin because she is a Mother, is successful, and is conservative. Add in the fact she is very attractive and now all the haggard people on the left like Dowd and crew are no jealous.

Writer X said...

The hysteria from the Left is in full swing. It's fun to watch the meltdown.

yukio ngaby said...

Robinson has apologized (sort of), but then qualified it all with some nonsense about this incident being an object lesson on the importance of symbols.

Jaocbson @ Legal Insurrection has a post on it.

Anonymous said...

About Ms. Palin's HeroBracelet.

We sent her those bracelets during the last election. When we learned that her son, Track and Senator Biden's son were both being deployed overseas, we sent them both Deployed HeroBracelets with their son's names.

We've been providing Deployed HeroBracelets since 2004 for families to wear while their loved ones were serving. They can be made from sterling, copper, leather or bronze colored anodized aluminum (black is reserved for KIA).

About half the bracelet we make are Deployed. Typically they will have the soldier or Marines rank, name, country of deployment and timeframe of deployment (2004/2005).

So she isn't out of line for wearing the Deployed HeroBracelet. There are ten's of thousands of families around the country wearing them right now. On the HeroBracelets web site, we've got hundreds of letters from families, many vowing to not take the bracelet off till their loved one comes home.

Chris Greta

This was found in the comments section of the original story at

Osumashi Kinyobe said...

Thanks, anonymous.
There are those who will do anything to get her. It's unbelievable.
It's her birthday, by the way.
Happy returns and such.

Anonymous said...

Yes, clearly I hate Palin because she's a woman, conservative, and successful. Excellent deduction.

Quite frankly, no one cares. This was never a "controversy", nor should it have been. The reality of the matter remains that the woman has brought nothing constructive to the table, and quite frankly I don't need to be a "leftist elitist" (or whatever derogatory term is being throw around these days) to look down on someone that resorts to writing on their hand. If she were in school we would consider this cheating. The fact that she doesn't have a job, yet still can't find the time to memorize basic talking points does say something. I'll leave you to determine what that is on your own.

Expect more from your leaders.

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