Six Inches Forward and Five Inches Back
We passed on the Shocking! Sarah Palin Disses Teacher! video Monday because, well, it didn’t seem as Shocking! as advertised. Supposedly she Rolls Her Eyes! when the teacher identifies her profession, which was taken as an affront to anyone who has to babysit a bunch of insolent runts five days a week.
But, as often happens, the Cover-up is proving more entertaining than the Crime.
First, Talibunny strongly denies her response:
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.
Do winks count as “eyebrow movements”?
While we’re waiting for a ruling from the judges, let’s explore today’s Shocking! Development! from Gateway Pundit:
THAT WAS NO TEACHER… Unhinged Leftist Who Confronted Palin Is a Singer in a Drag Queen Band (Photo)
And the caption on the (Photo)?
(HOMER TRIBUNE/Randi Somers) – Director Kathleen Gustafson (left) steps in to provide harmony as Hedwig (Atz Lee Kilcher) polishes up his performance at Pier One on Aug. 28.
Yes: Hedwig. Please don’t get ahead of us.
The source for this, um, angery column inch (we have no shame) is a blogger who has been hyperventilating through eight updates on the identity of the woman who dared disrespect a local celebrity filming a reality show. As the updates unfold, we learn that Ms. Gustafson indeed works at Homer High School (D’Oh!) as a theater tech, not a teacher: “I wonder how the school district would feel about her misstating or more appropriately impersonating a teacher.”
And we wonder how the blogger could get away with identifying Alaska’s capital as “Juno,” but maybe we missed a movie tie-in.
But to that “impersonation”: If you look at the school district directory linked by the blogger, you discover that nobody is identified as a “teacher”, except for principals. All the faculty members are associated with their subjects — “math”, “science”, “theater tech” — not their titles. So all this effort expended to smear Ms. Gustafson may be thoroughly wrong.
Anyway, good luck with your Drag Queen Band, Ms. Gustafson. If all goes well, you might turn it into a musical.