The thrilla from Wasilla
Posted by keithosaunders on January 28, 2011
Every time Sarah Palin opens her mouth she lowers the bar as to how asinine a public figure can appear. I feel unclean simply reading her comments. That such a large segment of the population supports her positions and take her seriously as a pundit is a tribute to the permeation and success of reality TV.
Her latest missive was delivered in response to Barack Obama’s state of the union speech in which he unveiled the slogan, “Winning the Future.” Here are Palin’s comments:
His theme last night in the State of the Union was the “WTF,” you know, “Winning the Future.” And I thought, “OK, that acronym, spot on.” There were a lot of “WTF” moments throughout that speech, namely, when he made the statement, Greta, that he believed that we can’t allow ourselves to, I guess, eventually become buried under a mountain of debt.
How many hours do you suppose did it take her team to come up with the idea of taking a corny political slogan and turning it into a vulgar joke. With Pailn you have someone who ostensibly aspires to the presidency, and here she is, in so many words, saying ‘what the fuck.’ I’m assuming that this is her attempt at appealing to the younger generation. She’s speaking their language! The language of the internet.
The trouble is that it’s neither funny nor clever. It comes across as facile and smarmy. Furthermore, she delivered the line in the syntax of a caveman.
“That acronym spot on.”
Sarah want be president. She talk common language.
In an era of dumbed down politicians that strive to appeal to the working class, Palin is an abomination. Newt Gingrich, Mike Huckabee, and Mitt Romney may be rotten as the day is long but they are intelligent people who deliver their ideas in complete, cogent sentences.
Palin is incapable of critical thinking. She has shrewdly capitalized on her fifteen minutes of fame. Her folksy demeanor has resonated with a small but fervent segment of the population, but for most of us her act is wearing thin.
I’ll say this for Palin. She has done what I once thought was impossible – she’s made Geroge W. Bush appear introspective.