It appears that we are going to have to see Sarah Palin in the news every few days for one manufactured reason or another until she is forever vanquished in 2012 after losing the presidential election by a landslide. At least we'll have a month's peace before the world ends on December 21st.
If you're lucky enough to have missed this story, then I apologize for bringing it up. But, it's just so infuriatingly entertaining that I have to mention it.
So, Rahm Emanuel used the word "retarded" in some closed-door meeting at the White House and months later, when the "story" came out, Sarah Palin acted as though she were deeply offended by his use of the word. When Rush Limbaugh used it, however, she wasn't bothered in the least. I'm not sure why I need to care about any of this, but OK, you've got my attention (and, that's what it's all about, isn't it? Getting us to pay attention to you? Any publicity is good publicity, right?) So, it got me thinking about how often "staunch conservatives" decry "political correctness." And, sure enough, when I googled "Palin, political correctness" I found all kinds of stuff about how against "political correctness" she
So predictable. So hypocritical. So cynical.
It's no wonder that so many of us try to tune the political circus out completely. All this posturing and play-acting is just too painful to endure. I suppose that's why the Supreme Court's ruling on campaign finance of a couple weeks ago, that in effect installs corporate rule and does away with democracy and representative government, caused barely a ripple. Maybe if the Supreme Court had explained that limiting corporate campaign financing retards the efficacy of the political process we would have heard more about it.