PALIN DIDN'T QUOTE PEGLER

To Orwell Today,

Hello,

I sometimes read what you post on your website and you seem like a great admirer of the Kennedys, yet you also seem to admire Governor Palin.

Maybe you should know she approvingly quoted Westbrook Pegler, a fascist writer who hated the Kennedys and especially Robert Kennedy with a passion. In 1965, he said this about Bobby: "I hope that some white patriot of the Southern tier will spatter his spoonful of brains in public premises before the snow flies."

She quoted him in her convention speech. So I wonder if she was really aware of that. I donít think she actually was as the speech was probably written by Matthew Scully, a former Bush advisor. However, I think she should be responsible for what she says. I find it totally outrageous that she quoted a person who said this about Robert Kennedy.

-Nikola

Greetings Nikola,

Yes, I greatly admire some of the Kennedys, especially John Fitzgerald and his brother Robert Francis (and I also have great admiration for their father, Joseph Patrick who was the youngest-ever bank president (25 yrs old in 1914), and who, as the first chairman of the USA Securities and Exchange Commission, cleaned up Wall Street "for the people", in 1934. Since his and his sons' deaths, America has deteriorated back into old robber-baron days, culminating this week in the government bailing out corrupt corporations and banks and using taxpayers and the nation as collateral to the privately-owned Federal Reserve, also known as THE CREATURE FROM JEKYLL ISLAND). See LINCOLN, JFK & MONEY.

And yes, I do admire Sarah Palin whose existence I only became aware of less than a month ago when she hit me (and millions of others) like a bolt of lightning and snapped me out of the despair I was feeling for the future of America. Now, through her, there is hope and I have faith again in the human (and political) race.

Since phenomenal Palin arrived on the scene I've been glued to the internet and TV (which I usually can't stomach) watching CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX, and posting articles on "Orwell Today", as you noticed (and which are listed below to date, September 21, 2008).

However, until you brought it to my attention, I had never heard of Westbrook Pegler, who you say Governor Palin quoted in her convention speech. But a Google search of her speech shows she never mentioned his name. All she did was quote "a writer" when she said:

"...A writer observed: 'We grow good people in our small towns, with honesty, sincerity, and dignity.'..."

Vice Presidential Nominee Palin Address (2008 Republican National Convention, Sep 3). See Sarah Palin Remarks on YouTube

A Wikipedia search on Westbrook Pegler says that Pat Buchanan used that same "We grow good people in our small towns..." quote in his book "Right From the Beginning". So maybe the speechwriter who suggested that line to Palin told her it came from Buchanan's book. Palin has said she met Buchanan in Alaska when he was on a book-signing tour there but didn't support or vote for him.

I venture to say I'm 100% sure that Palin would not have knowingly used a quote from someone who said that terrible thing about Bobby Kennedy, ie that "he hoped some white patriot of the Southern tier will spatter his spoonful of brains in public premises before the snow flies."

It's kind of shocking that Palin's speechwriter would contribute a quote from a person like Pegler. Now, in the future, Sarah will have to make sure she knows the source of all quotes so such a thing never happens again.

It surprises me that Robert Kennedy Jr, in the Wikipedia article, is quoted as being outraged that Palin quoted Pegler in her speech when in fact she DIDN'T quote Pegler, just used an innocuos line citing a nameless writer (who it turns out is supposedly Pegler). RFK Jr, of all people, should realize how innocent people get manipulated by intriquers.

All the best,
Jackie Jura

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