Sunday, September 14, 2008

Questioning The Inquisition.

Dear Mr. Sullivan,

I am curious about your request for Sarah Palin’s gynaecological records. Would not your accessing them be a breach of confidentiality on the part of those medical practitioners involved?

Also, would not your making these available constitute an invasion of privacy?

As a progressive person, does not this idea abhor you as it does me?

I’m aware that as the potential Vice President there are relevant questions about her health and wellbeing (eg is she likely to have a heart attack due to a history of heart disease in her family?). However, demanding access to obstetric reports is surely not required when we have plenty of pictures on the internet available showing her pregnant.

I guess it would not be unreasonable to expect that you would request Barack Obama make his birth certificate available to the public. After all, there are many people casting doubt upon his status as a citizen and whether he fulfils the requirements with respect to being a Presidential Candidate.

Cheers and kind regards, and hoping to hear from you,


nb I have a confidentiality policy with respect to correspondence. If you would prefer that I keep this email private, please let me know within 7 days. I am more than happy to oblige. After 7 days, I may post it on my blog.

Thanks again,


thanks to Tim Blair for pointing this one out. Another post by Mr Sullivan here.


At 12:28 PM, Blogger kae said...

Happy birthday, Nilk!

At 12:40 PM, Anonymous spot_the_dog said...

Good letter, Nilk. Have you been following Andrew Bolt's coverage of all this smearing? He had a great line in one of his columns about the brutal sliming of Palin's daughter:

So the evidence to justify this disgraceful leering up a woman’s skirts? This foul wink-wink about her young daughter? This sneering at her daughter’s boy friend?

There is none. Just this desperate urge to destroy a woman of the political Right who threatens the Left’s favorite son, the Messiah promising a kinder, gentler politics.


At 12:44 PM, Anonymous spot_the_dog said...

2 more Bolt columns on Palin smears worth bookmarking:
Palin’s daughter pregnant now, and not before
Column - Palin spooks the castrated critics

I have no idea how David Marr could come onto Insiders this morning and try to claim, with a straight face, that the whole "meme" of Palin & her family facing vicious smear campaigns is just right-wing delusion...


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