Monday, July 27, 2009


This morning on the news I heard part of Sarah Palin's farewell address. It was gibberish. It was full of clichés, incomplete sentences, full of stereotypes of the military, of the media, of government, whiny excuses for why she did or didn't do X, Y, or Z. This transcript is somewhat cleaned up, but it's still a pretty bad speech.

It's all about patriotism, and the military, and driling, and hunting, and the free market, and evil Hollywood and evil government.
I promised that we would manage our fish and wildlife for abundance, and that we would defend the constitution, and we have, though outside special interest groups they still just don't get it on this one. Let me tell you, Alaskans really need to stick together on this with new leadership in this area especially, encouraging new leadership... got to stiffen your spine to do what's right for Alaska when the pressure mounts, because you're going to see anti-hunting, anti-second amendment circuses from Hollywood and here's how they do it. They use these delicate, tiny, very talented celebrity starlets, they use Alaska as a fundraising tool for their anti-second amendment causes. Stand strong, and remind them patriots will protect our guaranteed, individual right to bear arms, and by the way, Hollywood needs to know, we eat, therefore we hunt.
Good god. What a load of pap.

The thing about this is that what she's talking about is in fact important, but she debases all of it: good government, responsible journalism, military service, energy independence, political responsibility, public service, environmental stewardship, subsistence living.

What a maroon.


Andrew said...
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Megan said...

How frustrating, eh? This was her chance to make important points about northern issues. She had the entire country's attention.