By Manifesto Joe
The tea-party people held their first national convention this weekend in Nashville, and former Alaska novice Governor and bestselling airhead Sarah Palin actually tried to give them a rabble-rousing speech.
It was filled with lots of profound insights like: "How's that hope-y, change-y stuff working out for you? (Some news sources reported that she said, "ya," rather than "you." As in, "You betch-ya.")
So damned incisive, this one. So little to learn about this viewpoint, and so much time! Anyway, here's CNN's bid at giving some decent (I'd say generous) coverage to this March of the Goosestepping Retards. (Yep, Sarah, I said the R-word! At least your latest kid has a congenital excuse.) Click here.
That these are simply morons gathered for a sort of right-wing suppository-user's Woodstock is a no-brainer. The question is whether these dickheads are going to be able to sell this special brand of dickheadedness to a wider audience. Given the widespread stupidity of the American people, I'm just a little worried.
One thing that's clear is that my use of the epithet "dickhead" is not without substantiation. Said CNN Polling Director Keating Holland: "She also continues to rate better among men than women." Noting what an incredibly vapid fool this person is, it does appear that her looks are helping her among those right-wing men given to "thinking" with the smaller head rather than the larger one. Get your hands out of your pants, Bubba.
She appears to be marshaling some sort of drooling right-wing base behind her, but the smarter breed of Republicans had better be wary. I'd love to see a 2012 series of debates between Sarah Palin (alleged to have a degree from the University of Idaho, after several misstarts) and Barack Obama (law prof at the University of Chicago). That would be incredible fun.
Here's a little more from that CNN report, buried near the end:
Palin's experience has frequently been called into question, most recently in a book that chronicles the 2008 campaign.
"Game Change" by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann largely portrays the then-vice presidential candidate as wholly unprepared for the national stage and poorly versed in a range of pressing issues.
The book also alleges McCain aides quickly grew troubled with Palin's lack of understanding on key issues, including the job of the Federal Reserve, the difference between North Korea and South Korea, and the purpose of the war in Afghanistan.
Palin has called the book "a bunch of BS from [McCain campaign manager Steve] Schmidt and those guys," Palin said. "It's pretty made up."
Yep, I'm really going to believe her.
Manifesto Joe Is An Underground Writer Living In Texas.