I’m not sure how this all happened, but I suddenly find myself living in a country where the latest political standard bearer, Sarah Palin, is aggressively proud of her ignorance, her lack of savvy, and her intellectual dishonesty.
Back in the day, when W was president, some of his handlers and ardent followers at least tried to make excuses for his simpleton ways, saying that he was supposed to be some kind of “man of the people.” That he had the “common touch.” It was okay, ya know, if he wasn’t book smart because he was the kind of guy you could have beer and tacos with. (Never mind that you better be ready to drop $10,000 a plate for the privilege.)
Fast forward a few years, and witness La Palin. The Quitter. She who speaks in random phrases that are thrown and tossed into a giant Word Salad Spinner and then used to bludgeon the nation’s collective IQ on all wavelengths. Every time I hear her voice I feel like driving an ice pick into my brain just to make myself feel better.
And I keep thinking to myself, why did that bastard John McCain have to annoint her the chosen one, allow her the privilege of taking up space on my TV and my trends. Didn’t she lose her bid to become Vice President? Why does she keep talking? Why are people giving her time and attention?
I just wanna know why that bitch is on my lawn?