Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Terminator: The Sarah Chronicles
As much as I don't usually like to give a shout-out in the same direction twice in one day, I've just got to recognize Cesca's stellar piece in the Huffington Post right now -- the one which tips a hat to Sarah Palin for megalomanically injecting herself into several big primary races and basically bending the GOP over without Vaseline in the process.
It's rare that I can say that I enjoy something so much and feel like it nails every point that needs to be made so well that I'm jealous I didn't write it, but, man, it's all there in this one.
These two paragraphs alone had me rolling:
"It's obvious that Palin's O'Donnell gaffe is another symptom of her manic, almost hyperkinetic obsession with the sound of her own voice and the power of her tween-girlish internet gabbery. She thinks she can do anything, so, well, she does. The Republican Party would do well to gut check Palin's egomaniacal abuse of this reality-show-celebrity she's attained. When GOP analysts and operatives like Karl Rove go on television and rip O'Donnell for not possessing 'truthfulness and sincerity and character,' they really ought to take a good look at Patient Zero in this epidemic: Sarah Palin and her ever-expanding repertoire of serial lies and unserious meddlings. It's perhaps indicative of deeper problems infecting the party that, despite mucking up the Delaware seat, it's highly conceivable that the Republicans will nominate Palin for the presidency in 2012 anyway -- the very personality who will soon cost them a vote in Senate.
By the way, I want front row seats for that one. The Republican primaries with Sarah Palin in the mix are going to be a blast to observe, but if she gets the nomination, I can only grin from ear-to-ear imagining the daily disorganized frenetic jumble of spasmodic chaos emanating from the Palin campaign -- the unplugged-Ghostbusters-Containment-Unit bursting with indecipherable tweets and a gigantic neon green plasma beam of crazy just rocketing into the stratosphere wherever the Cackle Of Rads Express sets up shop. "
Seriously, read the whole thing. It's worth your time.
By the way, the Republican civil war going on right now, with Palin actually telling Karl Rove -- Karl fucking Rove -- to grow a pair while she continues her self-serving crusade to hand the keys to the asylum over to every paranoid schizophrenic with an axe to grind? Pure gold.