With apparently nothing better to report on, the latest gold mine for liberal bloggers Tuesday was the discovery of a "secret" Facebook profile page which may or may not belong to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. (It doesn't.)
The profile was uncovered by the super-journalists at Wonkette who speculated Palin created the private "fake" account in order to bolster her public Facebook profile.
Using a private Gmail address leaked with a manuscript from one of Palin's former aides, Wonkette stumbled upon the Facebook profile named "Lou Sarah." Palin's middle name is "Louise", the blog notes. The blog site then goes on to examine each small post of activity on the account, including "Likes" for things posted on Sarah Palin's official Facebook page and messages of praise for Bristol Palin, the former vice presidential candidate's daughter who appeared on ABC's Dancing With the Stars.
Besides staying in touch with Sarah Palin’s father Chuck Heath, what does “Lou Sarah” use Facebook for? Saying “amen” to her own Facebook fan page missives, in the guise of a completely different person. “Lou Sarah” also really “LIkes” Bristol Palin’s Dancing With the Stars photos.
“Lou Sarah” is also friends with some of Sarah Palin’s political appointees. Still, “Lou” has only 12 total friends on Facebook.
“Lou” is a fan of Sarah Palin, Bristol Palin, Mark Ballas (Bristol Palin’s gorilla-costumed dancing partner on Dancing With the Stars), and the Wasilla-based Edge Fitness.
Apparently Palin is not reading the liberal newspapers and other publications that provide news about Facebook privacy settings. Still, Sarah Palin “liking” a Fox video about the things she likes? Very meta, “Lou.”
Why this non-story makes headlines in newspapers and whips the liberal blogosphere into a frenzy is beyond me. Since everything down to her choice of shoes is scrutinized in the media, it's not surprising that Palin would utilize a more private medium to keep in contact with close friends or family. But since the Campaign to Destroy Palin has published her personal email address and private Facebook account, she can't even do that.
Call me crazy, but I think it's nice that Palin might anonymously leave little congratulatory messages on her daughter's fan page:
The blogs also like to ridicule Palin for allegedly "like"-ing some of the posts on her public profile and appearances on Fox News. If this makes Palin shallow, then I'm shallower than dirt since I post items from The Blaze on my Facebook profile to share with friends all the time.
Click here to view the "Lou Sarah" Facebook page and judge for yourself.
On a side note, there’s always buzz about fake Sarah Palin Facebook and Twitter accounts. Please know that this is my only authentic Facebook account and SarahPalinUSA is my only authentic Twitter account. Pay no attention to the fake accounts and their fake messages.