Heather Mallick CBC Palin:Heather Mallick Sarah Palin Blast

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Heather Mallick CBC Palin:Heather Mallick Sarah Palin Blast

Heather Mallick CBC Palin:Heather Mallick Sarah Palin Blast – Heather Mallick/CBC Palin drama is burning up the internet.Heather Mallick who is a reporter for CBC Canada,called Sarah Palin supporters “WHITE TRASH”.Heather Mallick wrote on her blog via CBC Canada website:

I assume John McCain chose Sarah Palin as his vice-presidential partner in a fit of pique because the Republican money men refused to let him have the stuffed male shirt he really wanted. She added nothing to the ticket that the Republicans didn’t already have sewn up, the white trash vote, the demographic that sullies America’s name inside and outside its borders yet has such a curious appeal for the right.
So why do it?
It’s possible that Republican men, sexual inadequates that they are, really believe that women will vote for a woman just because she’s a woman. They’re unfamiliar with our true natures. Do they think vaginas call out to each other in the jungle night? I mean, I know men have their secret meetings at which they pledge to do manly things, like being irresponsible with their semen and postponing household repairs with glue and used matches. Guys will be guys, obviously.
But do they not know that women have been trained to resent other women and that they only learn to suppress this by constantly berating themselves and reading columns like this one? I’m a feminist who understands that women can nurse terrible and delicate woman hatred.
Palin was not a sure choice, not even for the stolidly Republican ladies branch of Citizens for a Tackier America. No, she isn’t even female really. She’s a type, and she comes in male form too.
John Doyle, the cleverest critic in Canada, comes right out and calls Palin an Alaska hillbilly. Damn his eyes, I wish I’d had the wit to come up with it first. It’s safer than “white trash” but I’ll pluck safety out of the nettle danger. Or something.
Doyle’s job includes watching a lot of reality television and he’s well-versed in the backstory. White trash — not trailer trash, that’s something different — is rural, loud, proudly unlettered (like Bush himself), suspicious of the urban, frankly disbelieving of the foreign, and a fan of the American cliché of authenticity. The semiotics are pure Palin: a sturdy body, clothes that are clinging yet boxy and a voice that could peel the plastic seal off your new microwave.
‘Turn your guns on Levi, ma’am’
Palin has a toned-down version of the porn actress look favoured by this decade’s woman, the overtreated hair, puffy lips and permanently alarmed expression. Bristol has what is known in Britain as the look of the teen mum, the “pramface.” Husband Todd looks like a roughneck; Track, heading off to Iraq, appears terrified. They claim to be family obsessed while being studiously terrible at parenting. What normal father would want Levi “I’m a fuckin’ redneck” Johnson prodding his daughter?
I know that I have an attachment to children that verges on the irrational, but why don’t the Palins? I’m not the one preaching homespun values but I’d destroy that ratboy before I’d let him get within scenting range of my daughter again, and so would you. Palin’s e-mails about the brother-in-law she tried to get fired as a state trooper are fizzing with rage and revenge. Turn your guns on Levi, ma’am.

Palin has it all, along with being vicious and profoundly dishonest. Just hours after her first convention speech, the Associated Press did a good fast listing of her untruths and I won’t dwell on them.

I did promise to watch the entire convention so you wouldn’t have to, but I discovered a neat trick. I switched between the convention and the 2003 folk music mockumentary A Mighty Wind on Bravo.

They were indistinguishable. Click on a nervous wreck with deeply strange hair doing a monologue on society today and where it all went wrong. Are you watching Christian belter Aaron Tippin singing Where the Stars and Stripes and Eagle Fly in the Xcel Centre in St. Paul or the actors from Spinal Tap remixing the 1966 version of Potato’s in the Paddy Wagon?

Who delivered this line: “To do then now would be retro. To do then then was very now-tro, if you will.” Was it Rev. James Dobson of Focus on the Family talking about Bristol Palin’s shotgun wedding or was it a flashback to the Kingston Trio?

The conventioneers are nothing like the rich men who run the party, and that’s the mystery of the hick vote. They’d be much better served by the Democrats. I know Thomas Frank answered this in What’s the Matter with Kansas?; I know that red states vote Republican on social issues to give themselves the only self-esteem available to their broken, economically abused existence.
Lie works for Palin

But surely they know Barack Obama is not planning to finish off the ordinary hillbilly when he adjusts tax rates. He’s going to raise taxes on the top 2% of Americans and that doesn’t include anyone at the convention beyond the Bushes and McCains and random party management. So why cheer Palin when she claims otherwise?

Is it racism? I’m told that it is, although I find racism so appalling that I have difficulty identifying it. It is more likely the dearly held Republican notion that any American can become violently rich, as rich as those hedge funders in Greenwich, Conn., who buy $40-million mansions unseen and have their topiary shaped in the form of musical notes.

When Palin and Rudy Giuliani sneered at Obama’s years of “community organizing” — they said it like “rectal fissure” — the audience ewww-ed with them. Republicans dream of a personal future that involves only household staff, not equals who need to be persuaded to vote.

So I’m trying to imagine the pain of realizing, as they all must at some point, that it is not going to happen for them. It’s the green light at the end of the dock. It’s the ship that never comes in, gals, as Palin would put it. But she won’t because the lie works for her. It helps her scramble, without compassion, above all those other tense no-hoper ladies in the audience.

American politics isn’t short of smart women. Susan Eisenhower, Ike’s granddaughter, who just endorsed Obama, made an extraordinary speech at the Democratic convention (and a terrific casual appearance on The Colbert Report as Palin was speaking). The Republican party has already consumed nearly all of its moderate “seed corn,” she said aptly. Time to start again.

Eisenhower, a scholar and journalist, has a point. Or am I only saying that because she’s part of the thoughtful demographic that I’m trying to reach here? Think, Heather, think like a Republican! The Skeptics, shall I call them, are my base, and I’ll pander to them as ardently as the Republican patriarchs tease their white female marginals.

This Week

Mad Men is scaring me (AMC on Sunday nights). What has Matthew Weiner, a writer from The Sopranos, created, a period soap opera about reality and façade or a horror series on a localized war between men and women? Was Episode 6 of Season 2 a costume drama about the Madonna/whore complex or the operatic rendition of one simple thing, human cruelty?
Or maybe I’m seeing too much into it and it’s just a sexed-up version of the Republican convention.

That’s all we have for now on Heather Mallick CBC Palin:Heather Mallick Sarah Palin Blast.

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    1. sorya says:

      First of all, Heather spoke the minds of many americans and others around the world. She’s entitled to her opinion and why not use her basic civil right!
      Second, CBC is publicly funded, hence, there should be journalists like Heather to the public who fund the CBC. So Heather, way to go, you make women and journalist proud for giving in the pressure of the conservatism, and the mainstream opinions.

    2. sorya says:

      John Stacey, Carl Marx not but Karl Marx!

    3. George from Wisconsin says:

      Its amusing to watch the outrage and fury of some Republicans and the Fox Network. You know Heather hit it on the head when these clowns react as such. Taken in itself if one lives in a cave some may have been surprised. Taken in perspective of everything that’s happened, its nothing more than a summary of what many now so despise. All I can say is thank you for giving us Americans a fresh perspective from outside.

    4. James Long says:

      Thank God for Heather Mallick.

      And Heather Mallick is not alone. The Sunday Times of London (a conservative paper with no links to the New York Times and under the same ownership Fox News), this Sunday compared the winking Sarah Palin to a “mid-market call girl”. Unlike Heather Mallick, the Sunday Times weren’t joking. Vast numbers of people around the world would consider the following statement to be entirely accurate…


      “Sarah Palin, the Alaskan-separatist-pig-in-lipstick, had not the slightest intention of allowing her complete lack of knowledge about almost everything to spoil her debate with the Democrat vice-presidential candidate, Joe Biden. “I may not answer the questions in the way in which the moderators or you want to hear, but I am going to talk straight to the American people and let them know my track record,” she said, straight-faced, her make-up not cracking. And so, by employing the clever strategy of not answering anything properly, and then winking in the manner of a mid-market call girl, she emerged a sort of victor. Despite revealing the intellect and political experience of a whelk. A heartbeat away, remember.”

    5. Jeff says:

      Brilliant article. Finally someone had the guts to step out and state that America’s destiny is being decided by its white trash. Sarah Palin is a fine example of trash leading trash. Thank God I am far from Alaska. The funny thing is if we get President Palin, after Johnny boy kicks the bucket we will look back at the Bush Presidency and feel even Bush was smarter than this nut.

    6. Kay Graham says:

      It’s amusing to read that Canadians have no right to comment on the election of the “leader of the free world”. The President of the United States is important to all at this point in history. A few decades from now you may not matter very much but right now you will have to live with our comments — or is freedom of speech only for Americans?

      Btw, there is plenty of American comment on our political system when something happens that is perceived as against American interests. You may not notice such criticism but it is reported here. Do you have no right?

      Personally, I didn’t like Heather Mallick’s attack on Sarah Palin. To me she is typical of the “popular” cheerleader-type from high school who has no substance but lots of perky ways to make up for it. Maybe I’m wrong but I’m so relieved she is your problem and not ours.

      If, God help us, she and the old guy get elected, the result will be a disaster and it won’t stay on your side of the border. That’s my opinion. If you and Sarah don’t like it, tough.

      Oh yes, and you didn’t save Canada in WWII. Truth be known, we fought for you while you sat on your duffs for years and let the rest of the world do the fighting. So please cut out the whining. You make a great country look foolish.

    7. john says:

      gee heather, a bit jealous are we? looking at your photo and hearing your oral diarrhea, whos white trash????

    8. Darrin says:

      The author isn’t saying that all Palin supporters are white trash; she’s trying to understand why McCain would choose Palin. Republicans are sold on Palin’s credentials, but they would have accepted anyone that was chosen so its not objective to listen to their opinions, especially those who can only state slogans in their arguments like “Country First” or continue to attack Obama. Remember Obama didn’t say any of this about Palin, it was a Canadian. I have to say though, it seems pretty reasonable. Palin plays the fool pretty well, she speaks like a hill billy and she seems to try so hard to pander to the “white trash” of this country that she can’t help but be bunched in with the moron’s she wants to insight with her idiotic rhetoric. The road to no-where garbage, her bumbling in interviews, the fact that she is being kept away from the media apart from select interviews with mostly safe conservative journalists, has to raise some eyebrows to people with brains enough to notice them. I’m not saying Obama is perfect, far from it. I’m not saying he is perfectly qualified. I’d much rather he run in 4 or 8 years when he had more experience, but in comparison to Palin, he’s a freakin genius. The fact is, we can’t have 4 more years of republican policies and despite the talk of being a maverick, I have not heard any substantial plan from McCain on how he would improve things other than bashing Wall Street or saying he’ll cut taxes and thus raise the deficit even further. I’d love to vote for a conservative, mainly because I have a degree in Economics and conservatives are typically more sound on economics, but McCain Palin spells bad news for this country. I hope and pray the average American proves the author of this article wrong, but I am afraid she might be correct. How sad.

    9. sorya says:

      Excellent point!

    10. Eric says:

      Amazingly stupid, you mean?

    11. Adam Fulford says:

      Thank you. Thank you so much for being a sensible well-reasoned counter-balance to the fawning adoration of Sarah Palin by drooling fascist extremists. You were wise not to be on Fox News, a laughingstock around the news only taken seriously by the clowns were work in it and a small for narrow sector of Kool-Aid chugging cultist extremists in the United States. All they do is shout down differing opinions in interviews. That said, anyone getting a non-fascist sentiment in edgewise on Fox becomes an instant hit on YouTube.

    12. jrdavis says:

      thank you heather for telling the truth. Lucky it’s an opinion column and anyone can have their opinion. When we can’t have an opinion any more then it’s not a free country. There are many more people who agree with you entirely. Maybe it takes someone outside of our petty little dramas to remind us of how we look to the outside world. Thank you for your perspective. Remember, no news is bad news. You’re getting quite a forceful response. Guess you hit a nerve.

    13. flossie says:

      weez’ americans?..any you canucks wanna fight?…eh?..

    14. Julie says:

      Thank you Heather! I support you. Many Americans are completely insulted about Sarah Palin representing our country. If Sarah Palin and her followers had they would change our constitution to match their literal interpretations of the bible. I honestly think the people who support her are incapable of thinking in a logical way. Your insults of Palin were closer to the truth. They are trying to smear a good man’s character and they are inciting hatred into our politics. They don’t deserve any respect as far as I’m concerned.

    15. Trish says:

      Here, here John…
      Sarah Palin is a dangerous ignoramous, and Heather see’s what about 40% of the Americans don’t – truly look it all up. Wasilla is a tiny little meth lab capital, she tried to have her brother in law fired, she has abused her power, which by the way, Alaska has about the same amount of people in it that San Francisco does, so the mayor of SF would probably do a better job, he doesn’t sit on his porch looking at the moon, fly in helicopters killing trapped animals, nor look for Russia off shore… Get off it people, look and see the facts – Tina Fey is a better Sarah than Sarah is….

    16. Ralph Rubino says:

      Lady, give your head a shake !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    17. phillip rosen says:

      Oct 13/08
      I am 2 weeks behind in reading the National Post’s article on Mallick- Palin article, and after reading it, and laughing my head off, have wondered why so few Americans have taken offense at the hysterical, comedic writing of Ms. Mallick??

    18. Keith Moslak says:

      As an American and Alaskan, I think Heather hit the nail on the head.

    19. Mary says:

      After many complaints, a couple of weeks ago our CBC apologized for the ugly Heather Mallick article on Sarah Palin. CBC promised new editing procedures and even a diversity of opinions. I am sure I will see something worthwhile from the right when hell freezes over or our Canadian government quits funding CBC our tax dollars.

    20. Dixie says:

      I agree 100% with Heather’s excellent analysis of SP and America’s ‘white trash’, hick vote or basically uneducated vote swept up by soundbites & superficial looks: appearances, clothes, teeth, winking. No — voting for the McCain/Palin ticket doesn’t make you white trash but it certainly defines you as stupid or possibly so extremely religious you can’t make intelligent decisions, leaving the world’s problems to your god. The Republicans can never answer any question — they just fill the void with words that attack, obfuscate and sometime ramble on (and on) without completing a sentence, thought or plan. Haven’t we had eight (too many) long years of smiles, inane jokes, laughs, winks, lies, malapropisms, and yes, basically ‘soft porn’ which all too easily hide poor knowledge of economics, foreign affairs, science. The facts need addressing, leave the emotions behind. We need the next president to possess an intellect and be able to think outside the square (the GOP). This is not a beauty pageant. The needs of our entire country and its people must come first, before the very rich top 1-2% that can afford a rise in taxes more than the poor can afford a cut in services…….I hope the CBC doesn’t ever edit Heather Mallick! And sometimes, it takes an outsider, an objective observer, to notice a weakness. Thank you Heather.

    21. Frankie says:

      I see why this woman is upset with Sara. Sara is very smart, beautiful. The old saying is, Sara can bring home the moose fry it up in a pan and never let her family down and the American People. This lady is the whole package. You go Sara we love you. Dem.for McCain and Palin. And by the way send a moose to this woman I think she needs one.

    22. Mary says:

      We have universal medicare in Canada. I worked as a Registered Nurse in Canadian hospitals for many years. I urge Americans NOT to vote for Obama and such a system. You would not believe the abuse in universal medicare. I have seen unscrupulous doctors admit patients unnecessarily and others refer patients unnecesarily to their spouse specialists. The watchdog system really does not work because when government picks up the tab, other health professionals become complacent. Because the services are “free”, people go to doctors unnecessarily tying them up for people who really need to see them. Our waiting lists have become very long. I would rather pay a premium and get better care. Just warning you!

    23. James says:

      As a Canadian, this represents EXACTLY what we think of you Republican Americans. You’ve had your fun for the last eight years destroying yourselves and large swaths of the world, now let someone qualified run the ship and go back to your redneck, racist backwoods.

      • Bigsky says:

        One thing everyone seems to forget is that although our president was a republican – the congress was held by democrats. Most of the controversial things that happened had to be approved by them.

    24. Heather says:

      using racial slang such as “white trash” and sexist remarks such as using porn star as an insult to females isn’t the way to win my sympathy. Calling someone “white trash” is just as wrong as calling someone the N word.

      So who’s racist again? I keep forgetting which side is calling the other racist.

      I don’t agree with most of the arguing back and forth, I can say though that a journalist using “white trash” as a means of describing a group of people probably isn’t the most scholarly of ways to prove a point….

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    27. Donald Jr says:

      Here I go again crossing the path of idiot’s who support Sarah Palin. First off , I agree with Heather Mallick simply because she saw through Palin’s B.S. However , it is more a pleasure to address her dumb supporter’s. The only problem you people have with Obama is that he’s black. The only reason you people support Palin , is because she epitomizes what you think America is [White People’s]. It was fine when my ancestor’s were picking cotton for your asses , just as long as they remain inferior. Obama is an educated man , yet he’s deemed unworhty simply because America want’s to keep in place history[a brutal history at that]. I don’t even vote , and am just glad to see America being shaken-up. It is most wonderful a feeling as a black man , to see my fellow brother [who by the way was a senator from the place I was born and raised{CHI-TOWN , ILL.}] receive criticism simply because idiot’s know of nothing better. Simply stated , it is natural for white’s [some not all] , to reject African American’s simply because they were/are taught to. This is why we have lobbyist , people who have no individuality just doing as the masses [And in this country it’s usually racially motivated]. I have always dreamed of being a journalist , and respect people like Heather Mallick for not being a follower. I know I would have hater’s because I would cut no corner’s [and would do it all with intelligence] as a journalist. To all my white brother’s and sister’s with an open-mind , I give my deepest respect and true friendship. To the one’s who are [sad]istic , I forgive you though you need help. As I’ve said before , you people better stop worrying about Obama , and start worrying about all these “Bible” prophesies now coming true. Give up the hate , because it make’s you look more stupid each time you expose it. And finally , I am sick and tired of white people [some not all] calling this their country!!!!. This country is no more your’s than anyone else born and raised here , don’t get me started on the “Puritan Anglo-Saxon’s and their hypocrisy. That’s where this countries trouble’s began. And that’s my word.

    28. Joe says:

      You Republicans really are white trash. You have entirely too much political power, considering how stupid and illiterate you are. You are an embarrassment to the USA. Here is my plan to squelch you: You want to vote? Then you will need a 4-year college degree. You want to run for office? Then you will need a PhD or equivalent.

    29. billyjack says:

      Classic example of journalism.

      Journalists when put in order of their vocation lie somwhere slightly ahead of child molesters, but ceratinly below bank robbers.