Indeed, Sarah Palin is the gift that keeps on giving. And like all good things, sometimes one can just have too much also, you bet. I have one conservative friend who likes to advance the opinion that I am afraid of Ms. Palin whenever i make light of her. apparently ignorance and shallowness "You really fear her, don't you?" TR wrote on my Facebook page a few weeks ago. Umm, no. Hardly.
It's become a conservative meme: Democrats really fear her; they are obsessed with her. While I doubt the first part of that thought, I reluctantly agree that liberals do seem kind of consumed with the half-term-then-quit former Alaska governor. I can't speak for everyone, but my fixation is due to the fact that she is so fucking hilarious. Not intentionally, mind you, but she is a walking cartoon. Unfortunately, she is also a sad commentary of how we seem to pick candidates in this country these days. To hell with gravitating toward someone who is really smart, since it would appear that intellectualism and competence are bad words (at least in Republican circles). People cite Palin as being "real" and "for liberty" and "of the people." Oh my fucking god are you fucking kidding me? Really? That's your basis for seeing her as a viable candidate? Wow.
Fortunately, she is still easily duped. During the book-signing tour this week, the Canadian version of The Daily Show, This Hour Has 22 Minutes, sent a "correspondent", in character to interview Palin. While her handlers detected a rouse, Madame Palin herself didn't. she just saw another press opportunity...
So, yes, I do have a slightly unhealthy fixation on Sarah Palin. I admit it. I can't help it... she's such a fucking dolt. As the comedians like to say, the jokes just write themselves. I am thankful this Thanksgiving that in these troubled times, we have Sarah Palin to laugh at.