Posts tagged ‘Sarah Palin’
Remember the secret “one if by land, two if by sea” signal that Revere carried while sneaking past the British patrols?
Here’s how Sarah explains Paul Revere’s midnight ride – she learned about it from a Bugs Bunny cartoon:
“He who warned, uh, the British that they weren’t going to be taking away our arms uh by ringing those bells and making sure as he’s riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be secure and we were going to be free and we were going to be armed.”
She makes him sound like some drunken redneck riding with a giant bell in one hand and a gun in the other. Like Revere was just blaring through town yelling “Yeeeeee-haaaaww” – while firing his musket in the air (and then stopping and getting off his horse and putting his bell down so he can pack another shot into his muzzle-loaded rifle).
I think that in her head, she see Larry the Cable Guy riding in a monster truck, with the Liberty Bell mounted in the bed of the truck, and a Dukes of Hazzard horn on the hood, shouting “git r dun” into a megaphone, while firing a Dirty Harry revolver out the window.
How stupid does someone have to be to look at Sarah Palin and say “wow, Sarah Palin is really smart!”
As Rick Ungar (Forbes) humorously writes:
While I had been led to believe that Revere’s historic ride was actually for the purpose of warning our forefathers that the British were coming, it turns out that his midnight ride, complete with ringing bells and warning shots, was really all about letting the English know that we were armed.
No wonder the British lost. They apparently went into the Revolutionary War in the mistaken belief that we would not be armed and, as a result, failed to bring sufficient weaponry of their own.
Good stuff – it takes a couple of minutes to pick up, though. It’s about the Republicans who are saying “Hey – Palin doesn’t tell the truth!” It’s like the people who get bit by their own pit-bull, you just gotta love it.
Peggy Noonan writes fairly accurately (and with awesomefulness) about Sarah in “A Farewell to Harms”. I think Palin is good for the rebuilding process. The more people like her are in the party, the more likely it is to see that it needs to rebuild itself. The best way to eliminate the bible-thumping, science-hating, neo-con, “everyone has to see the world like I do” people…is to have them step right up to the front. Bush & Cheney are helping eradicate the imperialism and hopefully Palin will help elminate the bible-thumpalism. I can’t wait until she runs for President!
Feel free to use my two new words, just throw me a bone!
From A Farewell to Harms:
Sarah Palin’s resignation gives Republicans a new opportunity to see her plain—to review the bidding, see her strengths, acknowledge her limits, and let go of her drama. It is an opportunity they should take. They mean to rebuild a great party. They need to do it on solid ground.
In television interviews she was out of her depth in a shallow pool. She was limited in her ability to explain and defend her positions, and sometimes in knowing them. She couldn’t say what she read because she didn’t read anything. She was utterly unconcerned by all this and seemed in fact rather proud of it: It was evidence of her authenticity. She experienced criticism as both partisan and cruel because she could see no truth in any of it. She wasn’t thoughtful enough to know she wasn’t thoughtful enough. Her presentation up to the end has been scattered, illogical, manipulative and self-referential to the point of self-reverence. “I’m not wired that way,” “I’m not a quitter,” “I’m standing up for our values.” I’m, I’m, I’m.
In another age it might not have been terrible, but here and now it was actually rather horrifying.
It wasn’t a very funny joke. But c’mon… Palin’s gonna milk it for every bit of spotlight it’s worth. She wants an apology. He gave her one, on the air. Along with an explanation. The joke writers thought Bristol was at the Yankees game and they wrote a line in the nightly “Top 10” about her getting pregnant. The line says “her (Palin) daughter” got pregnant at the game and while Bristol was implied, it turns out that Bristol at the game, it was one of the other daughters.
So Dave says he’s sorry, that the joke was targeted at adults, that they should have said “Bristol” and not just “Palin’s daughter”, that he didn’t mean to point it at the other daughter, that he does not think jokes about kids are funny – that this was an accident (intent was for an adult) and he’s sorry for it. The joke wasn’t even that funny and as Dave said, luckily they don’t have to go to the Hague to defend all of them. Dave’s been doing the Top 10 lists for about 107 years and sometimes they’re funny, sometimes they’re not. Did Dave come out wiping tears from his eyes during his apology? No…it’s a comedy show.
One could take the apology and move on but in true celebrity fashion – Palin keeps that spotlight turned on. If Sarh Palin doesn’t want the attention and pregnancy jokes, she should step away from cameras and microphones (and maybe she should teach her kids about both abstinency and birth-control). She comes out boasting about how effective her abstince-only program is and how every school should teach it and every American should raise their kids using this method…and then her own daughter has to drop out of high-school and raise a baby on her own….it’s sets her up for criticism, much less jokes.
Republican Governor Rick Perry talks of Texas secession. Republican Governor Sarah Palin gives key-note and introductory speeches to Alaska’s secessionist party (AIP), as recently as 2008. Todd Palin was an active member of the AIP for nearly a decade. Why do these America-bashing conservative leaders publiwant to disintegrate the United States of America? If you hate America, don’t let the door hit you on the way out, Jack.
They’re bashing America, Toby – where are you? No stomach for it anymore? Taking on a blonde girl in a band is about as much as you can handle?
“We’ve got a great union. There’s absolutely no reason to dissolve it. (you know what’s coming next). But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, you know, who knows what might come out of that. But Texas is a very unique place, and we’re a pretty independent lot to boot,” Perry said Wednesday.
What kind of dumb-shit America-hating secret muslim said that?
Boo Hoo. It’s the media’s fault. It’s Tina Fey’s fault.
Today Palin is attacking the media’s “Very Scary” reporting of her. WOW is that hypocritical after the fear-mongering campaign she ran and the things she said about Obama!
But to think that Americans only find her ridiculous becuase of the media and not becuase of her own idiocy is… well, it’s ridiculous and idiotic. She’s ridiculotic!
It’s the media’s fault that I am ridiculous. It’s the media’s fault that my town charges rape victims for rape kits. (Source)
It’s the media’s fault that three times John McCain specifically critized my Wasilla earmarks and used them as examples of wasteful spending. Source
It’s the media’s fault I look foolish for proclaiming in that my “Abstinence Only” programs are the most effective way to combat teen pregnancy and keep our youth in high school and college, and then having my eldest daughter be a high-school dropout with a baby – and marry a redneck who’s also a high-school dropout. Source (Note: Levi was asked to resign from his job because that position requires…wait for it….wait for it……….a High School diploma! Abstinence Only programs are awesome, Sarah! You must be so happy.)
It’s the media’s fault that I claimed I was experienced in foreign policy simply based on my street address, and without owning a passport until 2007. At that point, I had met with zero foreign leaders or heads of state and I had travelled outside the USA only once. Source and Source
It’s the media’s fault that not only do I not read any current events publications, but I cannot even name one of those publications.
It’s the media’s fault that for 312 nights during my first 19 months in office that I charged the taxpayers a “per diem” totaling $16,951 for staying in my own home — an allowance intended to cover meals and incidental expenses while traveling on state business (Source)
It’s the media’s fault that not only do I permit the slaughter of wolves by chasing them with planes until they’re so exhausted that they fall down on the ground, but I also pay $150 for cutting off their leg and bringing me that prize. (Source) (If wolves can roam in Alaska…where can they live??)
It’s the media’s fault I look an idiot for saying “nucular” Source
It’s the media’s fault that I supported the Bridge to Nowhere, that I accepted and kept the $233 million dollars provided by America’s tax payers, that I only distanced from the Bridge after it became an embarrasment and another shining example of wasteful spending. Source
It’s the media’s fault that after 9 United States Geological Survey studies have all concluded that the habitat of Alaska’s polar bears is threatened by global warming that I sued the USA for listing Polar Bears as a Threatened Species. Source
It’s the media’s fault that I look like a tool for saying that couldn’t entertain the idea “until somebody answers for me what is it exactly that the VP does every day”.
Palin lashes out at media: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28573074/?GT1=43001