This ignorant, greedy, power-hungry idiot is now a major factor in American politics, because that old fool McCain thought she'd attract the Hillary voters. WTF was he thinking?? As Ta-Nehisi Coates writes, Palin "just offers proud ignorance in all of its naked, fulminating glory. The odious humors regularly issuing forth from her gaping, defecating maw are unconstrained." My SO says that for her, as a woman, watching Palin speak gives her the same feeling that I get when I see in the news that the latest armed idiot running amok is African-American, best described as: "Oh shit, why did it have to be one of us??"
Of course, the wingnut community embraces Sarah as one of their own (take from that what you will). Rush Limbaugh, in particular, has been one of her staunchest defenders. However, he seems to have a selective view of any news about her:
The Rude Pundit:
Rush Limbaugh gleefully danced like a gelatinous circus bear on his show yesterday over the Reid and Clinton parts of Game Change. Man, he couldn't get enough of it, even laying out a buddy movie with Robert Byrd and Harry Reid, involving shoeshining: "The shoe shiners are dark-skinned Negroes, just to highlight the stars' tolerance here. In the background you'd have a light-skinned Negro serving a young Bill Clinton coffee." There's more, but who the fuck cares because it's just not funny. By the way, Limbaugh wasn't using "Negro" in quotation marks. He was just using it.Nope, nothing new about "wild mood swings" and "catatonic stupor." Move along, folks, nothing to see here. Now, if Rush Limbaugh said that it was raining, I'd look out my window first. But I'm not one of his millions of "dittoheads." And these people, who run out and buy his books, and Sarah Palin's book (now available at DEEP discount at Amazon and Barnes & Noble!), seem to be to be almost as ignorant and deeply disturbed as Palin herself, and happy about it, too! "All of 'em," to coin a phrase.
The point here is that Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, in Game Change, also describe some pretty devastating scenes with Sarah Palin. Like that she was prone to wild mood swings and didn't know jackshit about anything: "She couldn’t explain why North and South Korea were separate nations and she did not know what the Federal Reserve did. She also said she believed Saddam Hussein attacked the United States on Sept. 11, 2001." And, of course, she kept calling the Democratic Vice Presidential candidate "Senator O'Biden." But that's just charming, you betcha.
Rush Limbaugh has called Sarah Palin "the most prominent and articulate voice" on the right, and he's defended her like a gelatinous bear might defend its brain-damaged cub. Yesterday, he dismissed the Palin sections: "There's nothing new in the book about Sarah Palin." Of course, he didn't mention any of those old things.
Frankly, the idea that many of my fellow citizens think that this cretin is qualified to be President of the United States makes me wish we that we really had developed that lunar colony I saw as a kid watching 2001. I frequently wish there was somewhere else, far away, where I could go to get away from these fools--so, thanks alot, John McCain!