Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Why It's Important to Keep Relentlessly Making Fun of Sarah Palin


Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks to reporters as she arrives at the 2008 Republican Governors Association meeting in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008. Palin said Wednesday that a woman would be good for the Republican presidential ticket in four years. (AP Photo/John Watson-Riley)



Some idiot Palinophile left a comment here yesterday (which I deleted, natch) whining, basically, "Give it a rest, the election is over." But, oh, nuh-uh, not so fast! Besides being an obvious and irresistible target for satire 'n' catty bitchiness, there are some totally good reasons to not let up: 1. She's a politically dangerous Christian lunatic. 2. Any attempt to take her seriously must be counteracted. 3. Her lies are pernicious. 4. She fosters ignorance and insipidity. 5. She's ambitious and would like to rule you.

OMG, I'm totally using words her fans wouldn't understand! Want better, more serious reasons? Head on over to Sarah Enemy #1's place and read the most succinct summary of why this frightening woman's political career must be stopped.

UPDATE: Also read this outstanding critique of recent Palin coverage at Columbia Journalism Review.

26 comments:

Karen Zipdrive said...

As long as she's still got political aspirations, we owe it to the country to keep poking her with a sharp stick.
Anyone who eats moose weenies and cavorts with Greta Van Susterin deserves all the mud pies we can throw at her dumb ass.

Jase said...

I agree. Fox is already setting the stage for a "Palin for President" and it is only a week plus some after the election.

Anonymous said...

I dont know why people are worrying themselves to death,four years, eight or rwelve years,the American majority will never,I say never vote Sarah Palin to be President oth the USA.She is just a pretty face with no brains.

divageek said...

I think the RNC is going to rain on her parade soon when they make the audit of their election expenditures public, thereby revealing that the tales of Mooselini and family raiding Neiman Marcus stores all over the country are true. She's lied her head off about the clothes since day one, and I don't think they'll take the fall. If they want to run a religious nutzoid in 2012, they've still got Huckabee. (Who now seems oddly innocuous compared to Caribou Barbie.)

Madduane said...

anonymous third commenter -- never underestimate how stupid, in quality or quantity, a certain strain of American is. There may be just enough dumb asses out there...

Kelster93 said...

Mooselini?

Excellent! According to Wikipedia, Mussolini's version of fascism was characterized by "elements of nationalism, corporativism,... and anti-communism in combination with censorship of subversives and state propaganda... Mussolini influenced, or achieved admiration from, a wide variety of political figures."

Now, if only we can find a 1930s political pundit whose name sounds like "Bill Kristol."

Lulu Maude said...

You should make fun of Sarah Palin for the same reason that a person climbs a mountain... because she's there.

And as Gertrude once said of Oakland, in Palin's case, there is no There there.

Jim said...

Princess, can you give us the definitive answer on whether Palin actually needs the glasses? Are they prescription, or a fashion accessory?

If the latter, can you give us your sparkly opinion on whether they are indeed fashionable?

HRH King Friday XIII said...

You are so right. We've already been forced to endure 8 years of President Chimpy McFlightsuit. NEVER AGAIN!

Princess Sparkle Pony said...

No, Lulu, my point is that it's NOT just because she's there. Read Andrew Sullivan's take.

Matty Boy said...

Sure we hate her, as all right-thinking people do. But let's hear a word from Mr. Sullivan.

It happened because John McCain is an incompetent and a cynic and reckless beyond measure.

Boy, for a hairdresser, he sure can get snippy.

rbohemian said...

Andrew Sullivan really nailed it with his commentary - we can't let up because people ARE taking her seriously. As a resident of Texas, I was shocked when Dubya became our governor and laughed out loud when he decided to run for president. Boy, what a nightmare the last 8 years turned out to be because there were lots of people who took him seriously!

A Homebrewer said...

It is important to continue to mock her. A redneck on a homebrew forum I frequent already has a link to http://www.draftpalinforpresident.com/ in his signature. There will be plenty of disaffected rural whites that will want to latch on to this nutcase so keep on firing, PSP.

zoe said...

Keep up the good work, Princess. For every MSM fawning interview, her lies, and in particular, her fomenting of hatred need to be talked about. Over and over. Yes, she is a cancer, and she needs to be excised.

Genevieve said...

Going off of rbohemian's point, we can't let up with her because of crazed, irrational Sarah Palin fans.

I know, Princess, no linking, but it's to your own blog!

noah said...

In the picture of Gov. Palin in Andrew Sullivan's post, her glasses look like a teleprompter.

Maybe Sarah's foolish, confused ramblings are caused by the word salad scrolling past her eyes, visible only to her.

Scandalous Housewife said...

Please, Princess SP, DO NOT give it a rest. The minute we lull ourselves into thinking that the uneducated, wonk-eyed winker from Alaska is out of our hair, a new web will be spinning. Americans have a very short memory, so let's keep reminding...

mikey said...

It has been nearly 3 months since Eliza Knowlittle broke on the scene as a veep candidate.

Despite public ridicule and a humiliating defeat, she speaks of senate and presidential aspirations... and yet she has NOT ONCE appeared before the grownup media.

Only in America!

dguzman said...

The nuts on Faux Nooz have been playing Palin video all day today, with all sorts of "here's the future of the party!" crap on that "alert" textline. This woman will NOT go quietly, and as long as wackos like Kristol and Faux Nooz are around, they'll push her in our faces every chance we get.

Keep up the good work, Princess!

desertwind said...

Too, too true, Princess.

Pray that Uncle Ted gets beat by that other guy. (although, I kinda think she won't want to be just a lowly junior Senator & may ignore that "cracked up" door)

What just kills me is that Fred Barnes & Bill Kristol fell in love with her (see Jane Mayer's great NewYorker piece on those afternoon tea parties) and champion her, yet did nothing to actually get to know her for the year between that meeting & her selection by McCain. Now, they're too embarrassed to admit their mistake!

These people are seriously nutz. And creepy.

Anonymous said...

Please please please keep up the good work, Princess! Sarah Palin is a cancer on the body politic. Am I going too far here? Not at all. I shuddered when Ronald Reagan became president, having lived through his stint as governor. As president, Reagan shoved aside all of the issues with which this nation still struggles--energy conservation, diplomatic relations with the Middle East--and assured millions of Americans that we were living in "a shining city on a hill," and we didn't have to worry about any of those boring (to him) not-going-away problems. I won't say a word about W., but I distrusted him ever since GHWB brought him in to handle his dirty work, such as firing John Sununu Sr., for which Poppy had no taste.

Now, take Reagan and W., and multiply them by the Palin Factor, which I define as defiant ignorance, complete self-assurance, and the knowledge that she gets certain types like Pat Buchanan and Rich Lowry all hot and bothered. (TMI, guys.) Palin has gotten a taste of television, and it's far more intoxicating than anything Dr. Feelgood could brew up. She won't go away. She wants to rule the country. We can't let this happen. We can't underestimate her appeal to the basest instincts of the coarsest fiber of our citizens.

Mrs. Tarquin Biscuitbarrel

paxr55 said...

Great work, PSP. Keep it up.

Like Lulu, I've been interested in Sarah's eyeglasses.

Photos of her from her pageant days (w/o glasses) lead me to believe she is quite nearsighted. (I myself come from a family of myopics.) I further believe that Palin has opted not for contacts or Lasik surgery but for eyeglasses because they alone correct a defect in her appearance. Her eyes are too far apart. (I can't think of a funny cartoon character from the Simpsons with which to compare her. But I was struck by how cartoonish this beauty defect was in the footage from the pageant.)

So glasses lend her the suggestion of seriousness. Most important, however, the pair she has now, with the nose bridge piece, bring her very wide-set eyes closer together. She needed that--badly.

rptrcub said...

Tarquin Biscuitbarrel: I think the formula goes like this:

(R + W * P / the square root of Karl Rove) multiplied by the number of churches in the Southern Baptist Convention = DOOOOOOM.

isabelita said...

kelster93: How about "Bill Kristolnacht"?

Anonymous said...

Absolutely fucking right, you do not let up on this ignoramus, its like when you get sick and the doc gives you antibiotics. Doesn't matter if you're feeling better and everything seems ok, you take every last one until the bottle is empty just to make sure the sickness doesn't return. Let that sickness get its ass back to Alaska and become inert in the permafrost.

linda said...

Can I just say how much I love the moniker Tarquin Biscuitbarrel?

Plus, Palin is the Prom Queen, thus her mystique. Can't abide her, can't look away.