Re: “Even the most public figures have a right to privacy” (Leanard Pitts Jr. column, 6-6).
Reading Pitts’ column almost took my breath away. He was reporting on Joe McGinniss, who is writing a book about Sarah Palin. For the most part, Pitts’ remarks were actually defending Palin’s right to privacy. However, Pitts conveniently left out a very important fact: McGinniss has made many nasty, critical remarks about Palin in interviews already. This leads many to believe this book will be nothing more then a gotcha book on Palin and her family.
Kudos to Pitts for finding the courage to defend Palin’s right to privacy even if it was very painful for Pitts to do. His remark about “Palin being the leader of an intellectually incoherent movement, that has no idea where its going but seems in a hurry to get there” keeps him from taking any criticism from his very far-left friends and associates.
It’s really amazing how fearful the left is of Palin and the tea party movement. From the president to many Democratic members of Congress, there is an anger and fear against the members of the movement for having demonstrations and holding their home-made signs. They definitely do know where they are going and what they expect from their elected officials and are demanding that those folks in Washington, D.C., start to listen to the voters now.