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Sarah Palin, Mean Girl. August 9, 2010

Posted by Skippy in Politics, Rants.
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Sarah Palin, former half-term governor of Alaska is fighting for your Constitution…except that whole “freedom of speech” business. It’s really inconvenient when you’re minding your business and filming your stupid “reality” show and reality actually intrudes in the form of an Alaskan teacher who hangs a sign that says “WORST GOVERNOR EVER.” Watch the hilarity!

Let’s take a look at the transcript of this Close Encounter of the Palin Kind, which you can find here:

Palin: like how? What’s up?

Kathleen: You swore on your precious Bible that you would uphold the interests of this state, and then when cash was waved in front of your face, you quit.

Palin: OH, you WANTED me to be your governor! I’m honored! Thank you!

Kathleen: I wanted you to honor your responsibilities. That is what I wanted. I wanted you to be part of the political process instead of becoming a celebrity so that you could (inaudible). And if that’s the best you could do, then good for you. If that’s the best you could do.

Palin: Here’s the deal. Here’s the deal. (inaudible) That’s what I’m out there fightin’ for Americans to be able to have a Constitution protected so that we can have free speech…And ALSO there…

Kathleen: In what way are you fighting for that?

Palin: Oh my goodness!

Kathleen: In what way?

Palin: To elect candidates who understand the Constitution, to protect our military interests so that we can keep on fightin’ for our constitution that will protect some of the freedoms that evidently are important to you too.

Kathleen: By using your celebrity status, certainly not by political status.

Palin Daughter: How is she a celebrity? That’s my question.

Palin: I’m honored! No, she thinks I’m a celebrity!

Palin Daughter: That’s funny that you think she is.

Kathleen: Well, you’re certainly not representing the state of Alaska any longer…even though…

Palin Daughter: She’s representing United States?

Kathleen: Yes, I know. You belong to America now, and that suits me just fine. Yeah.

Palin: What do you do here?

Kathleen: I’m a teacher

Palin: Oh. (Eye roll and protracted grimace)

Palin Daughter: Oh.

Kathleen: I also have a few other jobs. I’m married to a commercial fisherman. And so I fish.

Palin: Oh that’s cool. So am I! I married to-we probably have a lot in common!

Kathleen: Yeah. You know, I think that we do.

Palin: Hi! (waves to camera) Are we on video?

Kathleen: Too bad. I’m more of a still camera girl myself. (inaudible) I am, I am…I will tell you I’m very pleased to meet you.

Palin: I’m honored to meet you, I really am. And, no we both agree on the freedom of speech and the-

Kathleen: Yes we do.

Palin: you know – the protection of that. So, um, no I and, you know… best of everything to you too and Yeah.

Kathleen: Thank you for coming over.

Palin: Well, okay. It’s nice to meet you anyway.

Amazing that she’s all for the, um, protection of that [freedom of speech] while having her goons tear down the sign that Kathleen hung up. It’s also amazing how she and her offspring (we’re not really sure if it was Bristol or one of the other Palin girls who was being an asshat) can be simultaneously idiotic and disrespectful—no, scratch that. It’s not at all amazing. It’s utterly predictable. Palin, as many people have noted, is a disingenuous imbecile who loves to use folksy rhetoric—after all, it worked for Reagan and Bush The Lesser. Why wouldn’t it work for La Palin? Well, children, as we see, there isn’t any “there” there. What you have, when you scratch the veneer of folksy Americanness, is a Mean Girl.

You see, there’s no intelligence, no critical thinking, no intellectual curiosity in Sarah Palin. All she has is badly-constructed snark. Now, I love sarcasm. I am fluent in it—it’s one of the first languages nerds who are also gay learn. However, sarcasm without any intelligence or anything resembling the capacity for human concern is pure meanness. Idiotic, power-hungry, famewhorish demagogues like Palin haven’t the intellectual heft to address Kathleen’s banner with any aplomb. No. Palin wants all of the glitz and perceived glamour of public life…without one smidge of responsibility. That’s why she couldn’t even finish ONE TERM as governor of Alaska.

I repeat: she didn’t finish ONE FREAKIN’ TERM as governor of Alaska. And she has the gall—the unmitigated gall to roll her eyes at Kathleen when she says she’s a school teacher? Here’s what frosts my hide about that little exchange: Palin could have taken this as an opportunity to—since she’s standing up for America, y’know—talk about Kathleen’s concerns about education. Maybe address why she’s mad about Palin and calling her the “worst governor ever.” However, that would take actual concern—or, at least, a very good approximation of actual concern. But since La Palin is a self-absorbed nincompoop of the lowest order, all she can do is try to double talk Kathleen into saying that she supports her—I guess she thinks that that would invalidate that big blue banner. Instead of being a human being and using a little honey, La Palin comes with the piss and vinegar. Since Palin’s so damned folksy, surely she knows the old adage that “there’s a time and a place for everything.” That was neither the time nor the place for piss and vinegar. And if I know that, then there’s no damn reason for Palin not to know that.

She is a vile, contemptible clodpoll and must be stopped.

Oh, by the way, her “reality show” is going to be on TLC. Seems to me that a boycott of that channel is in order.



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