Monday, November 15, 2010

PDS or what?

Theater of the Absurd

Sarah Maximus

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?

First stanza:

"Sarah 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 something?"

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 ... .'" WTF?

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.

The 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

What About Death 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.

This 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 basketballSarah Super-Star when 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.


Anonymous said...

Playing gotcha with very minor details and different sets of rules for each side, complete with the MSM as cheerleaders for the opposition, is kinda slanted. Kinda like the joke with the punch line 'Yankee bastard kills family pet'.

Anonymous said...

And I bet she's never even been to the 57 other states.

toadold said...

The Palin Media company purchases the LA Times for a buck.

molonlabe28 said...

Karl Rove is a Beta male.

I suspect he likes the FNC Green Room a little too much (you know, all the make-up, primping etc.).

Grow a pair and come to Alaska, Karl.

BlogDog said...

And Saturday Night Live was a what now for Sen. Stuart Smalley (D - Voter Fraud)?

Kristopher said...

Roes problem is that he hitched his cart to the RINO establishment.

If he had had the sense to get into Palin's camp early, he would have been her biggest supporter. He's smart, and likes to play kingmaker ... but he made a poor choice, and then doubled down on it.

toadold said...

Rove's problem is that his star is on the decline. He did not cover himself in glory when he and his backed Kay Baily Hutchinson against Rick Perry in the Texas Republican primaries for governor.
President Bush is ex-President Bush and the more Rove's role is examined through the lens of history the smaller the man is becoming. The left inflated him into a bogeyman but

Helly said...

Rove, Palin, whatever. Where do I get the flippin' Boraxo waterless hand cleaner?

I could keep a can of that in the tractor. Put one in the B-52 glovebox too.

Steve In Tulsa said...

She can do a lot more good running the party and helping pick and promote presidential candidates. The old GOP has done diddly squat along those lines for decades. We need someone to see that wee get good conservative, classical liberal, candidates. Palin would be swell.

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