Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional. My opinions are based entirely on observing her behavior and the statements she has made in interviews, speeches and books including Going Rogue since she emerged into the national spotlight.
While reading Going Rogue and other sources, several things about Sarah Palin became obvious.
- She lacks respect for authority.
- She has no qualms about lying.
- Nothing is ever her fault.
There are other things, of course, but those are the ones I want to focus on right now.
THE LAW AND SARAH HEATH PALIN
Sarah’s disrespect for authority began at an early age. While she and her brother were snow machining one Christmas Day they were pulled over by an Alaska State Trooper. She feels that the trooper should have had higher priorities like catching bad guys or carrying some old person’s firewood in for them. I’m sure the trooper was only concerned for her and her brother’s safety.
She also mentions that at the time when she was running for Wasilla City Council, Wasilla had no police department. Alaska State Troopers patrolled the area but said Wasilla had better grow up because they were big enough to support their own police department.
It seems to me that Sarah has a deep-seated dislike, if not hatred, for Alaska State Troopers.
Did this contribute to Troopergate? Maybe Sarah wanted to get back at one of “them”.
There is a very detailed report here about Troopergate. The references are quite interesting to read, especially number 21.
While she was in high school, Sarah played basketball and she was also in band. The band was required to play for the boys basketball games which were right after the girls games. Sarah disliked this, so her dad, Chuck Heath, who was one of the coaches would tape Sarah’s fingers up. Then she would tell the band conductor that she would need to be excused due to sprained fingers. This was not a one time thing. She made a habit of it.
Lying seems to be second nature to Sarah, perhaps even pathological. I found this little nugget on the blog Wasilla, Alaska, by 300… Sarah lies about crossing the street. Pathological liars often lie about inconsequential things. Listed in the traits of a pathological liar is exaggerating and stories always changing. Sounds like Sarah to a tee.
Sarah speaks of her father as being very strict and having high expectations of all his children. If this is true why would he aid Sarah in lying to get out of doing something she didn’t like? Lying is not a character trait that a good father should encourage.
I wonder how many times he has helped her with her lies since high school?
Don’t Blame Me!
Going Rogue is so full of examples of things that were not Sarah’s fault that there is no way I can mention all of them here. Don’t Blame Me should have been the title.
Basically, everything that went wrong while she was running for VP was someone else’s fault.
She claims she was thoroughly vetted.
That neither she nor any of her family wanted the fancy clothes.
Bristol’s pregnancy, which she claims was known to the McCain staff even before they chose her, was announced without her knowledge. After the announcement was made she was shown a statement that would be released as coming from her. She edited the statement but they released the original version.
Katy Couric was suffering from low self-esteem and needed to interview Sarah to feel better. Sarah gave wonderful answers to the questions Katie asked but CBS edited all the good parts out. Katie was condescending and that’s why Sarah didn’t name the newspapers and magazines she reads. Not because she couldn’t name any but because she was annoyed at Katie.
I could go on and on but you get the picture.
In my opinion, Sarah suffers from Narcissistic personality disorder and is a pathological liar. She has many, if not all of the symptoms of both. It’s obvious that she fancies herself to be above others; a leader spewing her proclamations to her adoring fans through Facebook and Twitter.
Sarah, do yourself, your family and the whole country a favor. GET SOME HELP!!!