I said I wasn't going to do this! I said I was sick of politics! I griped that my opinion of Sarah Palin is the same as everybody else's, so why do you care what my "take" on her is?
But... for reals, wow. I just really have to express myself here. Her appearance on Glenn Beck! And the background stories around it are simply unbelievable: Sarah, afraid Glenn Beck will try to "gotcha" her with some superhard questions, is seen frantically Googling for Statue of Liberty factoids so as not to get caught unprepared. This is so insane. So, so crazy! OK, first of all, Sarah was nervous about Glenn Beck, totally not getting it that she couldn't possibly be in friendlier, more sycophantic company. This reveals a level of comprehension regarding her place in the world somewhere in the neighborhood of the intelligence level of a marmoset. Second: she thought that he'd quiz her about the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island because they're visible from his studio, and that's what sent her off on her spastic Google binge. On what primitive level does her brain operate? Maybe he'll ask me questions about the Statue of Liberty! I'll show him! What what what?
And then... after all that! It takes a surrealistic turn when, even though we've established that Beck is absolutely the safest, the friendliest, the paid-to-make-her-look-good-iest interviewer possible in the whole entire world... he still manages to catch her off guard and make her look like an idiot. Who is your favorite founding father? This is a question a state congressman asks a nine-year-old while visiting a fourth grade social studies class. And yet this question totally blew her mind! And her response was so feeble! Cretinous! All of them. All of them, Glenn. OK, George Washington. Holy smoke. She makes Michael Steele sound like Einstein.
This is really fascinating to witness. I honestly didn't think she could reveal herself to be any dumber, any weirder... and yet she rises to the challenge again and again! It's astounding!
I'm really looking forward to the flowering of Palin's new career at Fox. This is going to be wild.