Occasionally I write about something that has nothing to do with Lizzie Borden or Fall River, and this is one of those times.
I’m so kaphitzed these days about the insideous and appallingly untruthful campaign McCain is running that I’m reminded of Senator Welch’s famous question to Senator McCarthy: “Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you no sense of decency?”
But even more insideous is Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, whom I refer to (along with that mummified Senator from Arizona) as “Johnny McSame & The Bride of Chucky”. I mean really, look at her.
Matt Taibbi, an exquisite writer who has been on the Obama campaign trail and who witnessed Palin’s acceptance speech at the Republican Convention writes an astounding piece: Lies of Sarah Palin which will be in Rolling Stone when it hits the stands October 2nd. The article is so damn good Max Billings of the Big Bright Ideas Group couldn’t hold back. Here’s one of my favorite paragraphs:
“Sarah Palin is a symbol of everything that is wrong with the modern United States. As a representative of our political system, she’s a new low in reptilian villainy, the ultimate cynical masterwork of puppeteers like Karl Rove. But more than that, she is a horrifying symbol of how little we ask for in return for the total surrender of our political power. Not only is Sarah Palin a fraud, she’s the tawdriest, most half-assed fraud imaginable, 20 floors below the lowest common denominator, a character too dumb even for daytime TV – And this country is going to eat her up, cheering every step of the way. All because most Americans no longer have the energy to do anything but lie back and allow ourselves to be jacked off by the calculating thieves who run this grasping consumer paradise we call a nation.”
“In her speech, Palin presented herself as a raging baby-making furnace of middle-class ambition next to whom the yuppies of the Obama set – Who never want anything all that badly except maybe a few afternoons with someone else’s wife, or a few kind words in The New York Times Book Review – Seem like weak, self-doubting celibates, the kind of people who certainly cannot be trusted to believe in the right God or to defend a nation. We’re used to seeing such blatant cultural caricaturing in our politicians. But Sarah Palin is something new. She’s all caricature. As the candidate of a party whose positions on individual issues are poll losers almost across the board, her shtick is not even designed to sell a line of policies. It’s just designed to sell her. The thing was as much as admitted in the on-air gaffe by former Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan, who was inadvertently caught saying on MSNBC that Palin wasn’t the most qualified candidate, that the party “went for this, excuse me, political bullshit about narratives.”
One of the best pieces of political writing I’ve seen in months – the complete article can be read by clicking HERE.
DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND READ IT!