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Sarah, we know ye all too much

June 7, 2011

My main purpose to blog is to share how our farm and our neighbourhood is

moving toward self-sufficiency, with an occasional touch of humour.  I truly

try to avoid politics unless my blood boils.  However, a daily dose of S. Palin is

unavoidable to all but cave dwellers.  That’s too bad for her, because they likely

would be her strongest supporters, sending her their leftover moose meat.

 

So I’m yielding to the plethora of Palin-related news and reversing my opinion of

her.  I now believe that she’s a national treasure.  Not as a politician, but  as a per-

formance artist.  Think about it.  Like Richard Pryor, who had the alchemist’s skill

of turning the baser elements of his life into comic gold, Palin effortlessly gleans

headlines and cash rewards with the most inane of comments. 

 

Her current gaffe-fest about Paul Revere’s ride is a prime example.  While trying to

learn U.S. history in a non-publicity-seeking bus tour, the press somehow found her

huge bus with her name on it.  One of the lame-stream-media members asked her

this “gotcha” question: “What have you seen so far today, and what are you going to

take away from your visit?”

 

That gay/commie/Kenyan bastard!  How dare he sneak in a query that Palin’s

handlers didn’t handle?  She patiently explained that by ringin’ those bells and

shootin’ his musket whilst ridin’ his horse, Revere somehow warned the British

that they wouldn’t be a-takin’ away Americans’ arms or freedom.  Stephen Colbert

did a hilarious re-enactment of what that would have looked like on last night’s

show.

 

Perfectly precious, Palin.  Well done.  But it gets preciouser.  Given a chance to act

like an adult and correct herself  by her benevolent employer, Fox “News”, she told

colleague Chris Wallace that she got it right the first time, working in another plug

for the Second Amendment.  Outstanding!  This is the grown-up version of  kids

who cover their ears, close their eyes and say “la-la-la-la-la” to keep out contrary

opinion.

 

Palin’s brilliance is that she has convinced millions of people that she’s a politician,

not a comedian.  Her phony folksiness pleases fans and bemuses reporters.  What

does it matter than when she invokes the spirit of Ronald Reagan, she only knows

him as the guy who hosted “Death Valley Days”?

 

But there’s a price to pay.  In the wake of all this kerfluffle, Palin said that she hopes

to soon meet her idol Margaret Thatcher, former British prime minister.  One of

Thatcher’s aides said, “Lady Thatcher will not be seeing Sarah Palin.  That would

be belittling for Margaret.  Sarah Palin is nuts.” 

 

Maggie just doesn’t get American humour.

 

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3 Comments
  1. June 7, 2011 2:46 pm

    I just can’t take much of Ms. Palin. I fear that the stupid may rub off!

    I’m waiting for her to accuse the Paul Revere journalist of being planted by Katie Couric!

    Almost makes me want to move to Canada, which, BTW, I can see from my house!

  2. June 7, 2011 4:19 pm

    Just another reason not to watch the news….

  3. June 8, 2011 12:17 pm

    But, ladies, if you try to avoid her, you might miss a real news story, should CNN ever stumble upon one. Palin is consistently amusing. A month or two ago, she got Couric’ed again. She was asked who she
    thought was the most influential journalist today, and again couldn’t think of anyone. Even Todd couldn’t
    help.

    P.S. Coach, I can see you looking at Canada from your house. Why are you wearing so much eye shadow?

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