Everyone knows that Sarah Palin is traveling around the country with her family on a "One Nation" bus tour. That's because the media has been following her incessantly as she hangs out at a motorcycle rally and eats pizza with Donald Trump. Palin won't admit it herself, of course, but that's exactly the goal of her bus tour -- to create a media circus.
Is it any wonder, then, that someone who is apparently not a fan of Mama Grizzly tagged her tour bus with a sign that read:
"I, THE MEDIA WHORE."
Even Sarah Palin herself might agree there's some truth to those words -- isn't that why she's touring in the first place?
Of course, that doesn't mean the sign is okay -- it's not. In fact, it's quite mean and unnecessary. And frankly, the term "media whore" is something I try to avoid using even when I think it's accurate.
But it's really difficult to have sympathy for someone who is traveling around the country in a garish tour bus with giant images of the Constitution and the American flag painted on the side and who says stuff like this:
It's not about me. It's not a publicity-seeking tour .... [The bus is] painted up with the Constitution and with the "We the People," and with part of our Pledge of Allegiance. It's not pictures of Sarah Palin out on this bus because this isn't about me.
Right. Just like swinging by New Hampshire just as Mitt Romney was about to announce his candidacy for president had nothing to do with publicity, either.
I won't condone the sign, but I won't look away either. What about you?
Do you think the sign is unnecessary?