Monday, November 01, 2010

By The Time The Republican Primaries For 2012 Begin, Sarah Palin Will Be In A Feud With Absolutely Everybody With The Possible Exception Of Ted Nugent

Rocker Ted Nugent and Sarah Palin laugh before a rally for Republican senate candidate John Raese at Haddad Riverfront Park in Charleston, W.Va., on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Jon C. Hancock)

Isn't she something? In just the past few days, Sarah Palin has launched frenzied feuds with CBS for saying mean things about Joe Miller, with NPR for firing whats-his-name, with some other radio station for some other reason (sorry, it's hard to keep up), and now with Politico with saying mean things about her. Doesn't the lamestream media know that to be truly unbiased, they must always say nice things about Sarah Palin and her friends? It's in the Constitution!

Lashing out at Politico, however, is truly odd. Yes, they wrote two unflattering long things about Palin over the past week (This one is about her being impossible to deal with, while this one is about all the old school Republicans hating her), but Sarah! Sarah, Sarah, Sarah! Politico is SO your friend! Basically, if you clean your glasses, Politico "reports" on it. Sarah, to paraphrase somebody you've never heard of, the only thing worse than  Politico saying mean things about you is Politico saying nothing about you at all. You don't want them to stop breathlessly, exhaustively "reporting" your each and every Twitter twat and Facebook tantrum, do you? Haven't you heard Media Matters describe them as "basically a GOP bulletin board"?***

At the rate Sarah's going, she isn't going to have a friend left by the time she gets around to running for president. It's only a matter of time before she starts getting in fights with the National Review, Rush Limbaugh,  the Beck guy, etc., etc., and then what? She thinks she's getting negative press now?

Girl, to paraphrase somebody you actually have heard of, but only vaguely, sometimes you just have to turn the other cheek.

***Whoa, off-topic grammar note! This is such a good example of when it's not only OK, but actually more correct to put the punctuation mark outside the quotation marks, something still controversial among elderly grammarians (like ending sentences with propositions, which I did, totally, like ten times in this post). The point is that Media Matters didn't describe Politico as "basically a GOP bulletin board?" but as "basically a GOP bulletin board." See how that works? Sometimes I think about these things!

UPDATE – Uh, oh, she had to bring puppies into it, via the Daily Tucker:

“I suppose I could play their immature, unprofessional, waste-of-time game, too, by claiming these reporters and politicos are homophobe, child molesting, tax evading, anti-dentite, puppy-kicking, chain smoking porn producers…really, they are… I’ve seen it myself…but I’ll only give you the information off-the-record, on deep, deep background; attribute these ‘facts’ to an ‘anonymous source’ and I’ll give you more.”

Oh no, it sounds like a high school student is very angry! But Sarah! Don't use puppies! Puppies are political poison!

11 comments:

Comrade PhysioProf said...

I approve your typographic analysis.

Anonymous said...

PSP, your punctuation was correct. Question mark outside the quotation marks. We are the gods of grammar and punctuation so please know we will not smite you because you are praiseworthy.

Anonymous said...

Anti-dentite? Wow, Sarah watched "Seinfeld"?

Aunt Snow said...

I suppose I could play their immature, unprofessional, waste-of-time game,

Oooh, that stings Sarah, coming from someone like you who's been just so wise, dignified, and productive! What has she done since quitting her job, exactly? I forget.

desertwind said...

Oh, well. She'll always have Tucker. Now, THAT is a power that will help her go far.

If she actually composed that email, I'll eat my husband's shorts (after I'm finished kicking puppies).

samael7 said...

"I COULD play these games and say all these NASTY things . . . so, yeah, what the hell, why stop now?"

hooverific said...

I'm quittin my job right now to say some nasty things! After all why SHOULDN't i get paid to say them too, im gonna say em anyway! What a great cuntry!

Sharkbabe said...

The same colossal vapidity, petulance, and mean-as-dirthood that lifted her to superstardom will be her undoing soon enough.

Kelster93 said...

Grammarians get cranky when sentences end with prepositions. When you end a sentence with a proposition, you might have a happy ending. ;-)

Anonymous said...

go on say it, you know you want to: "President Palin". better n Geritol!

Karen Zipdrive said...

Oh, how I wish she and Ted Nugent would start a sexual affair.