Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Quote of the Day
"Palin's post-shooting message was about Palin, not about Giffords. It was defensive, not inspiring. And it was petty at a moment when Palin had been handed perhaps her last clear chance to show herself presidentially magnanimous."
-- David Frum
So, yeah, as expected Palin decided the forgo the usual news conference method of getting her message out there in favor of the one-sided conversation to be had by releasing a Vimeo video on her Facebook page like she's 16. (Don't want any of those pesky questions getting in the way of the point you're trying to make.)
I get that I'm picking on Palin when we really should be concentrating on the victims in this tragedy, but dear God is she low-hanging fruit -- not to mention the fact that she so perfectly sums up just how fucked we are by those who seem willing to be enthralled by the nexus of politics and celebrity.
By the way, watch the video if you feel like it -- there's no way I'm posting that thing here -- and marvel at Palin's hilariously clumsy, melodramatic and entirely ill-advised accusation that her critics are engaging in a "blood libel" against her, when Gabrielle Giffords happens to be Jewish. Just -- it never fails to stun me; there aren't words for what a buffoon this woman is.