Friday, January 08, 2010

She called him O'Biden: Yet more from the annals of the ridiculousness of Sarah Palin

Oh, Sarah Palin, will the hilarity of your ignorance and phoniness never end?

Sarah Palin's charming opening debate line for now-Vice President Joe Biden -- "Hey, can I call you Joe? " -- was scripted after she repeatedly referred to him as "O'Biden" in preparation sessions, former McCain campaign senior adviser Steve Schmidt told "60 Minutes."

You know, if the whole Palin thing had never happened, if she'd never amounted to anything in politics and had remained, say, an embarrassingly bad sportscaster in Alaska, and if you'd made it all up, from her rise to Wasilla mayor to Alaska governor to '08 Veep candidate and right-wing Republican darling, including all that happened along the way, and if you developed her as a fictional character, giving her all the lines she has said in real life, all the gaffes and inanities, that is, if you fictionalized her out of nothing and told her story the way it has developed, no one would believe that anything like that was possible and people would likely ridicule you for going way over the top. Not so much because her story, her political rise, is incredible, but because she is simply way over the top, a simply unbelievable figure. And I don't mean that in a good way.

How so unbelieveable? Well, if she were simply a fictional character, you'd say there's no way someone that ignorant, that phony, that so supremely unqualified for public office, let alone for high state and federal public office, would ever amount to much. And, given that, you'd dismiss the whole story as ridiculous. You'd say it could never be true and, as fiction, is basically worthless -- an amusing diversion, perhaps, but not much else.

I mean, come on... O'Biden? Seriously?

Well, sure. It's Sarah Palin. Did you really expect her to know what she was doing?

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  • I'm not sure we can say the Sarah we know isn't a fictional character -- at least in the same since that a puppet is just a block of wood and some clothes and character sold separately.

    Why else would her party try so hard to invoke a "Mavericky" and roguish image? Without manipulation and ventriloquism the best we'd get from her is no more than we'd get from a Chatty Kathy doll speaking Holy Ghost language.

    Remember her resignation speech?

    By Blogger Capt. Fogg, at 5:14 PM  

  • Very good point. There's clearly nothing all that genuine about her.

    By Blogger Michael J.W. Stickings, at 1:03 AM  

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