These deranged people now are creating a fauxtroversy over whether Sarah Palin -- when contronted with a protester who identified herself as a teacher -- rolled her eyes.
- Think Progress runs this headline, Palin laughs and rolls her eyes when demonstrator says she’s a teacher.
- New York Magazine chimes in Did Sarah Palin Roll Her Eyes at Teaching?
- Towleroad declares, Watch: Sarah Palin Mocks Teacher Who Confronts Her with 'Worst Governor Ever' Banner
“What do you do here?” Palin asked.Here is part of Palin's response:
“I’m a teacher,” Gustafson responded, to which Palin appears to roll her eyes.
The LSM has now decided to use this brief encounter for another one of their spin operations. They claim I – wait for it – “appear to roll my eyes” when the lady tells me she’s a teacher. Yes, it’s come to this: the media is now trying to turn my eyebrow movements into story lines. (Maybe that’s why Botox is all the rage – if you can’t move your eyebrows, your “eye rolling” can’t be misinterpreted!) If they had checked their facts first, they would have known that I come from a family of teachers; my grandparents were teachers, my father was a teacher, my brother is a teacher, my sister works in Special Needs classrooms, my aunt is a school nurse, my mom worked as a school secretary for much of her professional life, we all volunteer in classrooms, etc., etc., etc. Given that family history, how likely is it that I would “roll my eyes” at someone telling me that they too work in that honorable profession? Stay classy, LSM.This really is a shame, because the argument over whether Palin rolled her eyes obscures the really pressing questions:
What type of bracelet was Palin wearing?See you in November. And please, when the election results come in, don't roll your eyes.
Did Palin look busty in the video? and
Were any animals killed in the filming?
Update: Taylor Marsh, who has a Ph.D. in eye rolling, analyzes the situation with the utmost seriousness:
What does Sarah Palin have against teachers? This might sound like snark, but it isn’t. I truly have no idea why any politician or political spokesperson would role his or her eyes at hearing that’s someone’s job.And you know, the worst thing about the whole thing is that, according to CNN, Palin response to viral video raises brows. First the eye roll, now the brow lift.
Update 8-10-2010: Looks like the protester was doing this as a stunt for her radio show, and may not even be a teacher.
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