"If you're trying to change minds and influence people it's probably not a good idea to say that virtually all elected Democrats are liars, but what the hell."
Monday, November 15, 2010
PDS or what?
HOW DARE SHE!
Theater of the Absurd
My first inclination is
to invoke PDS (Palin Deranged
Syndrome) to explain this absurd Los Angeles Times op-ed piece, Palin
and Reagan by Craig Fehrman. But then I'm
thinking, "is Fehrman victim, or embittered propagator?"
Think AIDS patient, and AIDS patient who spits in people's face in
order to spread the disease. What do you think?
Palin's Alaska" didn't debut until Sunday night, but the former
governor has been defending it for weeks. After Karl Rove wondered how
a reality show fit "the American calculus of 'that helps me see you in
the Oval Office,'" Fox News gave Palin a chance to respond. "You know,
I agree with that," she said. "Those standards have to be high for
someone who would ever want to run for president, like, um, wasn't
Ronald Reagan an actor? Wasn't he in 'Bedtimes for Bonzo,' 'Bozo' or
Defending it for
weeks? What is there to defend? Fehrman used that
to shoe-horn in "After Karl Rove
wondered how a reality show fit "the American calculus ... .'"
Karl Rove is a technician. He put together the Bush field
apparatus that saved the nation twice - from Al Gore, and then John
Kerry. That era's prevailing zeitgeist,
fostered by sore loser democrats, that Bush was too stupid to cut his
own meat meant others must be pulling his strings. Karl
Rove and Dick Cheney were the puppeteers who actually flew drones into
the WTC and dialed up Hurricane Katrina.
But Karl Rove is part of the GOP establishment hierarchy ... that
has been waging war against Sarah Palin, and now the TeaParty.
Just so you know the context.
She said Bonzo!
He's got her trapped now, wot.
movie was "Bedtime for Bonzo," but no matter: What Palin should have
mentioned was "General
Electric Theater," the television show Reagan hosted and
occasionally starred in from 1954 to 1962. It would have made Palin's
point nicely. Instead, her comment hinted at a different one
altogether: that Palin has an appallingly and disturbingly superficial
knowledge of Reagan's career and principles
Valley Days? What about 20 Mule Team Borax-- Mr. Caster-of-stones? Sheesh. This important stuff eventually leads to
the principle indictment of Mrs.Sarah Palin.
summer, speaking to a California crowd, Palin suggested that "it
was destiny that the man who went to California's Eureka College would
become so woven within and interlinked to the Golden State." Reagan's
alma mater is in Eureka, Ill. It was embarrassing, but apparently not
for Palin. For her purposes, the details -- and a whole lot more --
simply do not matter.
It's no excuse that Sarah was a sophomore, playing high school basketball
His Maximus became
president. No excuse at all to ignorantly think the
ex-Governor of California grew up in Eureka, CA, and not Eureak IL. I
cannot defend her anymore. Unless she gets a teleprompter. Sigh.