January 16, 2010

The Gift That Keeps On....

...well, I guess it depends on your perspective. Herpes and cell phones are gifts that keep on taking. But Sarah Palin? Oh, she's right up there with Word-Of-The-Day or Jam-Of-The-Month club. Her bon mots are media gifts that keep on giving.

She even had Bill O'Reilly rolling his eyes on Fox, her new home, the other day. He asked her which of the founding fathers was her favourite. Now, here's a list to cheat from for you: Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, John Jay, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton. Every American kid (and most Canadian ones) can name you a bunch of them. They're sprinkled on the money and parked in nearly every damned story every told about American history.

Her answer? "Well, all of them." Wasn't that her answer when Katie Couric asked her what magazines she reads? I really need to get a go-to answer like that. Save a lot of time. And a lot of learnin'. Gail Collins' column in the NYT gets to the heart of the Republican wordsmithing here.

I've been trying to put my finger on who it is Palin reminds me of, with her dog-ate-my-homework, deer-in-the-headlight answers. Maybe I'll just call them Wild Kingdom answers. And here it is, in a link send to me from a friend this morning: Bart Simpson.


Now, that would be cool, except Bart has been with us for over 20 years, and he's never changed. He's still 10. He still makes stuff up as he goes along. But Bart is smarter than Sarah: he has someone else write his script.


Anonymous Anonymous said...


Did you see the link of her actually saying it. She's so far beyond stupid it's a shame her parents didn't believe in ... well I'll stop now.

January 16, 2010 12:52 PM  
Blogger OmemeeOzzie said...

They DID believe; problem was to practise same would have required some learnin' and we all know how that procss runs in her shallow gene pool.

January 17, 2010 8:03 AM  

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