Palin to Obama: Stop ‘Pussy-footing Around’ and Show bin Laden Photos


 

Seems 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin has a hankering to see dead photos of Osama bin Laden. The former governor of Alaska and possible 2012 presidential candidate said on Twitter, “Show photo as warning to others seeking America’s destruction. No pussy-footing around, no politicking, no drama; it’s part of the mission.”

Apparently she didn’t get the memo, but the mission was accomplished in 2003.

At any rate, Palin seems to think that holding back the photos is just weak-kneed crap, and that publicizing the pics would be an effective means of curbing people’s hatred of America. Seamless logic, really. Right up there with executions serving as a deterrent to criminals. No doubt about the effectiveness of that approach.

(Photo: Associated Press)

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Comments

  1. Mervyn Kaufman says:

    Sarah is the perennial newsmaker. She, or her handlers, are constantly searching for ways to elbow her way into the news without—forgive me—soiling her skirts very much or denting her ability to get $100k speaking engagements whenever she feels a desire to speak. She’s possibly the unlikeliest GOP presidential hopeful for 2012…for several reasons: (1) she’s a fool, (2) she’d never win the nomination, and (3) the moment she’d declare her candidacy, her $100k speaking fees would evaporate…and she certainly wouldn’t want that to happen.

    Looking ahead to 2012, I think the most tantalizing, and nauseating, team the Republicans could possibly pull together might be Palin & Trump. (Their campaign slogan could be, “We deserve each other.”) But who would be on top? Tantalizing, yes?

  2. T wilby says:

    Seems to me we didn’t have stolen cars when we used to hang horse thieves. Check yur facts mr.Martin.

  3. Look, I detest Sarah Palin. Maybe that’s why even partially agreeing with her on this issue leaves such a bad taste in my mouth.

    Full disclosure: I’m a newspaper reporter. And as such, that means I want all the information. All of it. As many details as possible. Because too much information is always better than too little. Also, as difficult as the footage of Sept. 11 is to watch, it was important it was shown. The American people deserved to see what we were up against and what the face of terror looks like. Likewise, we deserve to see the fruits of the military’s labor.

    Our president can’t put this on his resume in the win column and simultaneously say it’s none of our business and we’re not in the business of displaying trophies. Of course we are. We did it with Saddam and Obama did it (in much tamer fashion) when he announced Osama bin Laden’s death. And I don’t blame either of them. They should brag about it. It’s a major accomplishment and it’s one of the main reasons we went to war.

    So give the people the opportunity to look, and simultaneously put some of the conspiracy theories to rest.

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