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September 22, 2008

Sarah's U.N. Preview

Palin Villages

Q.  Why did the NYT chose to run this heavy-handed, but rather obscure image — from the Ocala (Florida) Star Banner — to illustrate today’s Bumiller piece on Palin’s upcoming meeting with foreign leaders?  (Palin was in The Villages in Lady Lake, Florida on Sunday.)

A.  Perhaps because, as Sullivan insists, COUNTRY FIRST and flag-draped Palin-McCain have as good as declared war on Iran?

Speech Palin intended to give at anti-Ahmadinejah rally (also cynically associating herself with Hillary Clinton) (NY Sun)

(image: Alan Youngblood/Star-Banner.  Lady Lake, FL. September 21, 2008.

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