Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Don't cry for me Bill O'Reilly.


Sarah, the prettiest champion of the right after Sean Hannity, had her debut with Papa Bear on Fox News last November and it has been rerun for our entertainment.

O'Reilly, always a tough interviewer, pitched this hollow marshmallow at the Teabagger's Evita:
OREILLY: Do you believe that you are smart enough, incisive enough, intellectual enough to handle the most powerful job in the world?

PALIN: I believe that I am because I have common sense. And I have, I believe, the values that are reflective of so many other American values. And I believe that what Americans are seeking is not the elitism, the kind of a spinelessness that perhaps is made up for that with some kind of elite Ivy League education and a fact resume that's based on anything but hard work and private sector, free enterprise principles. Americans could be seeking something like that in positive change in their leadership. I'm not saying that has to be me.

Holy fuck. Can anyone diagram this sentence for me?
And I believe that what Americans are seeking is not the elitism, the kind of a spinelessness that perhaps is made up for that with some kind of elite Ivy League education and a fact resume that's based on anything but hard work and private sector, free enterprise principles.

Jesus, it's like someone plugged in a random word generator and let it run until something like a complete sentence popped out. I've known drunks who were more coherent.

And what, precisely are "values that are reflective of so many other American values." Huh?
Then there's this little slippage in the vocabulary department:

"My guttural instinct kind is kind of like a mama grizzly bear. You touching my cubs, you're touching my kids."
Really, who would prefer an educated president when we can have Sarah of Wasilla? She makes George W. Bush sound articulate.

7 comments:

Kate Hathway said...

Wow. Just wow. Are the teaching of English, like not happening, back then, in the great state of, like, Alaska, or was her family rich and payed for her diploma or maybe the teachers just quit on her and that's where she got, ya know, her inspiration?

Ed Gorman said...

You don't understand English so good or what? I understand her perfectly. She's one of those dumb but cunning people who know how to exploit the resentments of white people who feel disenfranchised by those who have more money, more security, more education and--most likely--more fun. Living on the edge isn't any fun at all. I understand their resentments, I just don't understand the loyalty they feel to leaders who constantly vote against their interests. This morning David Brooks wrote that the Tea Baggers will help shape the GOP agenda for the future. He sees them becoming respectable once they can attract a respectable pol to become their leader. The sinister Jim DeMint is working hard for that dubious honor. Maybe this is wishful thinking but I don't see Palin being a serious political player much longer. Her cynicism is matched by her stupidity. It was announced yesterday that her eldest daughter is opening a public relations agency. Does Palin really think we don't know that Todd of The North and her ownself won't really be running this? It's significant that she can't get a major radio or TV show. She's the girl you don't want to give your phone number to in the morning.

--Ed Gorman.

Sandra Ruttan said...

"She's one of those dumb but cunning people who know how to exploit the resentments of white people who feel disenfranchised by those who have more money, more security, more education and--most likely--more fun."

The only problem with that, Ed, is that Sarah Palin is now one of those rich, white people who has a lot more money than everyone else. It could be argued she's exploited her family in order to make a quick buck, and I don't think it's any more 'honorable' or 'genuine' to do that to make your money than to be born into affluence.

I hope you're right. I just think the Republican Party is in such a mess, it may not matter to a lot of people, who still cling to the idea of a Palin presidency.

eviljwinter said...

Palin exists for one reason and one reason only: Keep the base energized and pissed off while the GOP figures out what it wants to be when it grows up.

Bill Stancill said...

Thanks for that quote. I now have a new sig line for my message board persona. Priceless!

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