Let's Face It.
A Zipdrive Rantatorial
Sarah Palin is as phony and self serving as any politician has ever been.
Her latest slimeball caper is having her political action committee buy copies of her book by the metric ton so she can mail them out to big donors.
Hmm. If money she's collected for her dubious PAC is being used to buy copies of her ridiculous book, does that mean she's personally making money on all the copies?
Yes it does.
I'm sure her right-wing teabagger buddies already have devised some jibberjabber explanation for how this book maneuver is ethical, but who'd be stupid enough to buy the explanation? Why, her legions of fans, of course.
Ignorant and stupid people adore people like Palin and George W. Bush because their intellectual mediocrity is a comfort to them.
While the rest of us might point at her and snicker with derision, her cornpone facade plays all too well with the Fox News/Rush Limbaugh set.
When she talks to crowds, she never speaks about policy or anything substantive. Instead she loves to ladle on platitudes and patriotic drivel that appeal to the lowest level of voters.
It drives me crazy. I want to stick a pencil in her ear.
There is a bright side to her reign of terror, however.
By aligning herself with the teabaggers, she's alienated herself from mainline Republicans who are less enamored with flowery rhetoric and extremist fightin' words.
Educated Republicans must cringe at the thought of her blatant ignorance and reliance on patriotic cliches that the idiot voters love.
We liberals and progressives should love Palin's emergence as a major player in Republican politics. Every time she opens her mouth, wisecracking journalists can't wait to parse her drivel or report on her latest gaffe.
I want her to shut her stupid mouth and fade into obscurity because she's an embarrassment to our nation, but I also love it when she gets on a roll and starts blathering to any audience she can find.
She's a corny joke. She's fast food in human form. She's the equivalent of one of those knitted toilet paper covers that looks like a doll.
As much as I hate her bullshit and pandering, she's not our problem, she's the Republicans' problem. For that I am grateful.