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Noah Green: That evil Sarah Palin is stealing all of the Huckster’s Chick-fil-A credit, or something

This is hilarious. I guess it’s a slow news day for David Frum and his underlings. Noah Green, who Frum brought over to the Daily Beast after his spectacular failure at "Frum Forum," apparently has his drawers in a bunch because he believes lefty Tim Stanley at the U.K tabloid, The Telegraph, gave Governor Palin what he considers to be too much credit for "Chick-fil-A-gate." I’m not making this up:

I think Stanley is missing the real story here. Palin was just one of many conservatives who went to eat at Chick-Fil-A, her attendance is not that exceptional. The conservative who has taken a much more actively leadership role in this culture war is one who is much less incendiary and less prone to bomb throwing: Mike Huckabee.

Mike Huckabee announced plans for Chick-Fil-A appreciation day on his Facebook page on July 22nd.

I don’t recall hearing Governor Palin take any credit whatsoever for "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day," nor do I recall her diminishing Huck’s role in it. What I do recall is the Governor headlining a Tea Party rally for Ted Cruz where she delivered a rousing speech, then stopping by a Chick-fil-A and tweeting a couple pictures. And this, evidently, is proof that Governor Palin is engaged in some kind of nefarious plot to steal the Huckster’s credit? My own reaction was that her tweet was in support of the Chick-fil-A Day cause. Am I missing something?

And while we’re at it, who cares who gets the credit? I know I don’t. Why is this worth Green wetting his pants over? I can only surmise it’s because Green, Frum, and the other guardians of the squishy middle in the punditocracy don’t want Governor Palin to get credit for anything because she’s too "incendiary" (meaning effective) while the genteel Huck’s "less prone to bomb throwing." But Huckabee wields only slightly more influence among conservatives than … David Frum. How’d that David Dewhurst endorsement work out for Huck? Or that Jon Bruning endorsement in Nebraska? I digress. After more effusive praise of the Huckster’s moderation, Green steps in it:

It was the exact opposite of the usual Palin method. Huckabee didn’t say that people who don’t eat Chick-Fil-A were un-American…

Um … neither did Governor Palin, Champ.

…he didn’t suggest that liberal elites look down on those who enjoyed fast food.

And once again, neither did Governor Palin. It’s always quite revealing when these crap weasels have to make up, er, crap to discredit someone, no?



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