Saturday, January 29, 2011

Palin, the Paris of Politics.

It's Super Smitin' Smackdown Saturday!

"I know you think Sarah Palin is at best a self-promoting ignoramus and at worst a shameless media troll who will abuse any platform to deliver dog whistle encouragement to a far-right base that may include possible insurrectionists." - Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert nailed it earlier this week; Sarah Palin has given up any pretense of being a potential office holder, after halfway through her only term as Governor of probably the easiest state to govern, she shamelesly became the same kind of ‘cut & runner’ she so enthusiastically mocked during her last, and probably final, legitimate run at public office .  

"I know you think Sarah Palin's reality show was pathetically unstatesmanlike and at the same time, I know you think it also represents the pinnacle of her potential." - Stephen Colbert's pep talk to Mike Brzezinski

Her Alaska show was earily reminiscent of Paris Hilton’s own ‘simple life’ series, wherein a pampered pretender shows how out of touch she is with the outside world and how comically inept with relatively simple tasks.  The difference of course is that Paris was intentionally cast as a classic 'fish out of water' and never pretended to be anything else.  That was the point.  "Palin's Alaska" hit the same notes, but completely unintentionally.  For the gun-toting outdoorswoman she purports to be, she managed to look like a clumsy rookie in every episode's new adventure.  It would be like watching "Rachel Ray's Kitchen" and every time her assistant handed her a different utensil or gadget Rachel would ask "What's this?  How is it used?  Can you go first?"  This would never happen of course; Rachel Ray knows her business.

There was of course her 'refudiate' tweet during the so-called gound zero mosque controversy.  Unable to tell the difference between 'refute' and 'repudiate', the Alaskan pagent runner-up believed they were the same word as she implored via tweet "Ground Zero Mosque supporters: doesn’t it stab you in the heart, as it does ours throughout the heartland? Peaceful Muslims, pls refudiate.” -either blissfully unaware that neither 'refute' nor 'repudiate' made sense in the context of the sentence, or sensing that neither real word fit, chose an imaginary word known only to herself would be more convincing to imigrant Muslims living in NYC.
Palin's ignorance knows no bounds.  During the recent wikileaks incident she called for Julian Assange to be charged with treason, apparently either unaware that his unmistakable English accent and British residency made it unlikely that he was an American, or that he'd have to be an American in order to be a traitor to America, or both.

So why the smack on America's favorite spokesmodel?  Because tolerating a harmless clown is only acceptable if they're actually harmless.  But Palin's attempts to govern by slogan ('drill baby drill') and her endless grandstanding with widely reported and endlessly discussed nonsensicals draws focus away from legitimate points of debate.  She is the silt that muddies the waters enough that many average Americans find it difficult to see the issues clearly and which make it that much more difficult for any bipartisan efforts to guide the country out of its problems.

And for that, America's favorite cut&runner goes over the knee

'Smack, baby, smack!'

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  1. God is enjoying that one. I can tell.

    She's not harmless. She's the kind of woman who would throw her underage daughter in front of a filthy joke that was directed at an adult. For what? A little news time. And she thinks we're too dumb to perceive what she did.

  2. I was feeling a little guilty over the anger I felt toward Sarah. She has the ability to make me grit my teeth. The fact that she is stupid isn't really why I dislike her so much. It's the stupid and arrogant that gets to me. I have had other women say to me "I'm really surprised you don't try and support another woman." Is that a joke? Sarah disgusts me. There is no aspect of her that I find tolerable. Scratch that, she does have good legs. It's just that the legs have a head and brain attached. Pity.

  3. @ Linda. Yes, why are women expected to support other women? It's not about that! How about supporting someone with a clue.

    Thank God for the smote.

  4. If you want to Palin-proof political office you'll find it's simpler than child-proofing your house. Just institute an I.Q. test on all candidates and publish it nationally. Had one been in place in 2000 we would have saved ourselves on a very costly Bush as well.

  5. That's a very good idea god! I wish I had thought of it.

  6. I posted on Facebook a few months ago that the sound of her voice made me want to kill people. There's just been something about this woman, from the moment she came on the scene, that has deeply disturbed me. Well, not something, but everything. Support her because we both have vaginas? I don't think so.