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Andrea Mitchell: Only Hillary’s Uneducated Voters will Vote For Sarah Palin

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Interesting report I have seen from from many sources, this one from NewsBusters:


“Meet the Press this week was as prosaic as ever, but for one little line uttered by the increasingly partisan Andrea Mitchell. In a discussion about the McCain VP pick of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, guest Doris Kerns Goodwin, plagiarist/historian, said that the choice of Palin is a “very strange choice,” showing how little she bothered to even think about the facts.

But the most outrageous analysis came from Mitchell who said that only uneducated, female voters will be drawn to Sarah Palin, not those smart, college educated ones. After Brokaw asked Mitchell what this Palin pick means for Hillary voters, we find that Andrea Mitchell took the occasion to attack instead of answer the question with serious analysis….

So, only the stupid, uneducated, working class ninnies will be somehow fooled into voting for the McCain/Palin ticket, Andrea? Them thar smart, educated, upper class women are too smart for that? Is that what we are saying here, Andrea?

But, notice how Mitchell didn’t just answer Brokaw’s question but did her best to gig at the GOP for their “booing” of Hillary Clinton? Brokaw asked about Clinton voters crossing the aisle to vote McCain because of his VP pick, he did NOT ask anything about how traditional conservative voters react to mention of Hillary Clinton’s name at rallies. Further, no one should expect conservatives to have any different reaction to Clinton now that she is a loser than they’ve ever had. So, Mitchell’s attempt to make Republicans look mean because they booed Clinton’s name was gratuitous needling on her part. Of course conservatives are going to boo Hillary, but, Andrea, THAT wasn’t the subject under discussion!

So, on top of calling any women who might vote for McCain because of the addition of Sarah Palin to the ticket uneducated, Mitchell needlessly strayed off topic to search for some way to make Republicans look mean.

Yep, that’s the partisan hack Mitchell we have become so used to!”


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  1. Are we really surprised at the comments of this biased comment by Mitchell?? I am one “educated” woman that is really excited to see someone with a little business experience on the ticket. If I ran my business like Washington runs the government, I would be in jail. This is one “Educated” Business Owner that will vote for the McCain/Palin ticket. I was not so excited about punching that button until Palin was announced! Mitchell needs to get over it – Hillary is not going to the White House!!


    Saturday, September 6, 2008 at 2:56:45 PM

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