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Palin has played the victim card too many times.

And if her response to the Tucson shootings wasn’t tone deaf enough, her next public appearance is at a gun and hunting convention in Nevada.

UPDATE: I guess she just can’t stop herself. Jon Stewart points out the obvious, but does it hilariously:



  1. ebdoug wrote:

    Narcissism describes her perfectly. Instead of spotighting those who were killed or injured, she is spotlighting herself. Me, me, me generation. My children are the same age, but grew up to concentrate on others, thank goodness.

    Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 6:19 am | Permalink
  2. PatriotSGT wrote:

    Ebdoug, I’d have to agree 100% with you this time. Definately an axis II diagnosis for NPD.

    Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 9:09 am | Permalink
  3. starluna wrote:

    I’m pretty sure that you can describe most of these political pundits as almost certifiable narcissists. From Hannity to Olbermann.

    Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Permalink
  4. Iron Knee wrote:

    Even most of the politicians, I’d say. And as much as I love Obama, I’d include him too. You have to be at least a little crazy to run for president!

    Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 4:59 pm | Permalink
  5. ebdoug wrote:

    Obama comes right out and admits he enjoys the attention. Don’t remember the source, whether it was one of his books or one of someone else’s. I think it was his which shows humility in my book.

    Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 5:04 pm | Permalink
  6. ebdoug wrote:

    From wikipedia on Narcisism: To the extent that people are pathologically narcissistic, they can be controlling, blaming, self-absorbed, intolerant of others’ views, unaware of others’ needs and of the effects of their behavior on others, and insistent that others see them as they wish to be seen.[6]

    People who are overly narcissistic commonly feel rejected, humiliated and threatened when criticised. To protect themselves from these dangers, they often react with disdain, rage, and/or defiance to any slight criticism, real or imagined.[10] To avoid such situations, some narcissistic people withdraw socially and may feign modesty or humility. In cases where the narcissistic personality-disordered individual feels a lack of admiration, adulation, attention and affirmation, he/she may also manifest wishes to be feared and to be notorious (narcissistic supply).

    Although individuals with NPD are often ambitious and capable, the inability to tolerate setbacks, disagreements or criticism, along with lack of empathy, make it difficult for such individuals to work cooperatively with others or to maintain long-term professional achievements.[11] With narcissistic personality disorder, the individual’s self-perceived fantastic grandiosity, often coupled with a hypomanic mood, is typically not commensurate with his or her real accomplishments.

    The exploitativeness, sense of entitlement, lack of empathy, disregard for others, and constant need for attention inherent in NPD adversely affect interpersonal relationships.

    “Splitting” People who are diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder use splitting as a central defense mechanism. They do this to preserve their self-esteem, by seeing the self as purely good and the others as purely bad. The use of splitting also implies the use of other defense mechanisms, namely devaluation, idealization and denial

    Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 5:15 pm | Permalink
  7. I know I tend to play Devil’s Advocate in the name of actual Fair and Balance (not the FNC variety), but this is one of those instances in which I think ripping on Palin for scheduling a gun and hunting concention is a bit ridiculous.

    I can’t stand Sarah Palin. Hate everything she says and does. But she is what she is, and that’s a conservative gun-lover … or, at the very least, that’s the kind of person she appeals to.

    Not all people who like guns and hunting are crazy, racist idiots. Most of them just have a different frame of reference for the world and how it works. Most of them are outdoorsy people who are used to living away from urban areas. They’re exposed to var less of a variety of people than those of us to the left of them and have grown up raised by simliarly-minded communities that tend to look at change with a hefty amount of skepticism.

    That being said, if she likes guns and taking them out to the woods and unloading them into animals for food or sport, that’s who she is and it has nothing to do with what happened in Arizona. Neither she nor the people who cling to her should have to change that, nor should they be pressured to approach their way of life with any amount of hesitation as a result.

    Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 4:27 pm | Permalink
  8. Jason Ray wrote:

    Sarah Palin is just like Paris Hilton, or the Kardashians – she is famous for being famous, not because of anythibng of value she’s actually done. The scary thing is that all she does is parrot the views of part of the right wing fringe, and that there enough of those fringers to keep her going.

    I agree that Glenn Beck didn’t go away, but it’s for the same reason – that fringe group is big enough to keep a show on the air 🙂

    I hope that she eventually just peters out and disappears, after she runs for President in 2012 and helps Obama get re-elected. My wife and I have already agreed to move to New Zealand if she gets elected (Canada is just too close) but I don’t think that will be required 🙂

    Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 2:03 am | Permalink