Whoo-eee! I Smell Moose Roasting
I knew the GOP would start the blame game the minute McCain lost the election, but I didn't know they'd pile on Sarah Palin quite as heartily as they have.
I know by now nearly everyone has read the details, but I cannot resist rehashing them.
News of her appearing out of the shower in a towel when male McCain staff came to her hotel room to discuss strategy was especially delightful--that's a trademark Borderline Personality move. Classic!
Then the description a McCain staff member gave of her shopping sprees: "Wasilla hillbillies looting Neiman Marcus from coast to coast." Hillbillies?!? Can it get any funnier?
Seems they originally told her to go out and buy three suits and hire a stylist, but instead she went on a spree for her whole family of grifters, "spending tens of thousands more than the $150,000 originally reported."
She even had staff members put some of the purchases on their personal credit cards, for which they are now seeking reimbursement from the RNC. What, the Palins have no credit cards of their own? Hillbillies indeed!
And predictably, some of the purchased clothing now has been reported as "lost" (insert gales of laughter here).
Besides soaking the party for a family shopping spree of a lifetime, it seems disgruntled McCain staffers also have leaked that Palin didn't know Africa was a continent, nor could she name which three North American countries comprise NAFTA. I bet they even spotted her "America" and let her look at a map.
We've all heard by now that McCain came to deeply regret his hasty choice of a running mate, but now we know he could barely stand to speak to her.
When she asked to make a farewell speech on the night McCain made his concession speech, McCain campaign strategist Steve Schmidt told her thanks, but no thanks. Well, I made that last part up. I'm sure it was more like, "Fuck NO!"
Some lightweight broadcast "journalists" have asked Palin about her plans for a 2012 run for president, allowing her to be coy, bat her eyelashes and stop just short of poking her finger into an imaginary dimple and winking.
My dilemma is this.
How will I deal now with people who tell me they still like her?
Is it okay to tell them they are gullible, ignorant AND stupid, or should I just pick one option?
Would slapping them be too much?
How about pointing at them and bursting out in a great guffaw?
I know, the rank and file RNC hates the bitch by now and there's no way they'll let her get on the 2012 ballot, but I still cannot resist the urge to trash her as often as possible.
On some other blog comments boxes, I have opined and been charged with being bitter and unable to get over it and move on. "You act as if your candidate lost," one said. "Calling Palin a cunt is wholly inappropriate," another said.
I guess they think Bush's sudden amiability toward President-elect Obama and McCain's humble concession speech should make all of us accept them and let bygones be bygones.
Oh, I'll get over it and soften in due time, I'm sure.
I think that having to endure eight years of Bush and nearly two years of campaign invective and vitriol from the Republicans should allow me to stay angry for--oh, say a full year after Obama is sworn in and takes office.
I really doubt the GOP will rise to the challenge of restoring bipartisan dignity and civility for which Obama has already set the example.
Just today they were bitching about Obama selecting Rahm Emanuel as his Chief of Staff, like it's their fucking business.
The last eight years have intensified the dislike I have for Republicans. Unless they can start conducting themselves like respectable civil servants, people like me will always be around to poke them with a sharp stick.
Besides, Sarah Palin IS a cunt!