Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The New Yorker Waterboards Palin Metaphors



OMG, George Saunders took to the venerable, elitist New Yorker and wrote one of the funniest things ever about this campaign. A sample:

So, when Barack Obama says he will put some lipstick on my pig, I am, like, Are you calling me a pig? If so, thanks! Pigs are the most non-√Člite of all barnyard animals. And also, if you put lipstick on my pig, do you know what the difference will be between that pig and a pit bull? I’ll tell you: a pit bull can easily kill a pig. And, as the pig dies, guess what the Hockey Mom is doing? Going to her car, putting on more lipstick, so that, upon returning, finding that pig dead, she once again looks identical to that pit bull, which, staying on mission, the two of them step over the dead pig, looking exactly like twins, except the pit bull is scratching his lower ass with one frantic leg, whereas the Hockey Mom is carrying an extra hockey stick in case Todd breaks his again. But both are going, like, Ha ha, where’s that dumb pig now? Dead, that’s who, and also: not a smidge of lipstick.

A lose-lose for the pig.

There’s a lesson in that, I think.


OMG, seriously, go read it.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Allow me to bring to your attention another good (but not as good as the above) piece on Palin: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arianna-huffington/the-palin-doctrine-why-th_b_126511.html

Madduane said...

heheheh.

For best results, read aloud, doing your best "hockey mom" voice.

So hilarious, even Elitists will laugh.

drew in sf said...

From the Sparkle-blog to my Twitter queue, two days in a row. Keep up the good bashing, calling a dog a pig, etc., Princess.

zoe said...

What a fabulous piece. Thanks as ever, PSP

FranIAm said...

madduane is right - I can actually hear her...

karenzipdrive said...

Hard to believe the GOP is whining about the SNL skit with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler being "sexist" and "disrespectful."
WAHHH! Fuckin' crybabies.

swervinmervin said...

It's like a WSB cut up. I likey!

Madduane said...

Wanted to comment on your genius graphic, Princess. I like that you chose to put SP in the Cindy slot, not the Mom square. Also glad to see Jason making an appearance. Nobody understands politics like PSP!

dguzman said...

This guy seriously channels some Gertrude Stein, no? Brilliant.

Lulu Maude said...

Inspired Photoshopping. Now we need a theme song.

PCC said...

OMG, PSP, Condi's ladyfriend Tzipi is on her way to getting a great big promotion -- while our fair Diplobot drifts further into obscurity. Shows what a big difference doing things (like talking with those Muslims) can do for one's career!

Mojopo said...

I wept! Thanks for that one. "Dead, that's who..." Priceless.