Friday, June 03, 2011
Quote of the Day (And Favorite Thing of the Week)
"He who warned, uh, the, the British that they weren’t gonna be takin’ away our arms, uh, by ringin’ those bells and, um, makin’ sure as he’s ridin’ his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that, uh, we were gonna be secure and we were gonna be free and we were gonna be armed."
-- Sarah Palin describing Paul Revere's ride
Contrary to what one commenter said last week, the groan-inducing return of Sarah Palin to the national media spotlight doesn't mean I'm going to have a lot more material to work with around here. As far as I'm concerned, Sarah Palin is the exact same thing this week that she was last week or last month: a D-list reality show nobody whose 15 minutes of fame mercifully ran out right about the time Gabby Giffords took a bullet to the head and who's only making news because the drooling boobs in the mainstream press inexplicably call her current publicity stunt "news."
But every once in a while it's good to let Palin remind us why she shouldn't be allowed out of bed without a protective helmet on much less be allowed to even flirt with the notion of trying to become President of the United States. Hence the above quote -- and this fucking moron's lack of even an elementary school-level knowledge of American history and inability to so much as fake her way through a serviceable answer to a simple question without choking on her own tongue or resorting to stale talking points.
The Favorite Thing of the Week that I referenced in the headline, though? It's this -- Brooke Baldwin's reaction to Palin's Revere revisionism:
I could watch Brooke read Tolstoy for two-hours a day, she's so stunningly gorgeous. But this -- the look on her face that says what she can't: "idiot" -- has earned her a place in my heart next to Häagen-Dazs white chocolate raspberry truffle ice cream.
One more thing: If you liked Palin's doofus version of what Paul Revere's ride was all about, you're gonna positively swoon over this whopper from two days ago. I give you Sarah Palin -- on the true meaning of the Statue of Liberty:
"Lady Liberty is the symbol of unity and friendship we have with other freedom-loving nations. It’s also a 'warning' of sorts, as France encouraged us to keep democracy alive as the recipient of this gift -- basically telling us not to blow it. Thank you for this reminder, France!"
If that sounds familiar (or just gives you a throbbing ache in a very specific part of your brain, one that you recognize) it's because last year Palin said this about Lady Liberty:
"This Statue of Liberty was gifted to us by foreign leaders, really as a warning to us, it was a warning to us to stay unique and to stay exceptional from other countries. Certainly not to go down the path of other countries that adopted socialist policies."
Right. Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses -- an inscription written on a statue in what's essentially a national park. Nope, no "socialist" agenda there.
Stupid, stupid woman.