Monday, November 23, 2009

Sarah Palin's moveable reality show

Posted By on Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 12:19 PM

And the Palin Parade marches on. Not content with Oprah, Barbara Walters and 70 million interviews on FauxNews, Gov. Snowjob Squareglasses had to go bother poor old Billy Graham yesterday at his home near Asheville. Granted, Rev. Billy, 91, seemed glad to see her, from all reports — and even seemed to remember the visit later, which is always a good sign. Graham’s son Franklin, a fellow ultra-conservative, arranged Palin’s visit.

Caribou Barbie had the time of her life last week and although she really p.o.’d one crowd by leaving before she’d finished signing books, the overall reaction from the Tea Party cult that is her base was wildly enthusiastic. For those in the reality-based community who listen to Gov. Mooselini and wince at her sub-poor grasp of the issues and Valley Girl speech patterns, her popularity with a solid minority of gripy conservatives remains a total mystery. Political writer Matt Taibbi says conservatives love her “because she never stops whining ... We’ve now got a whole generation that is accustomed to screaming at cultural enemies as an end in itself, for the sheer dismal fun of it. ... Sarah Palin is the Empress-Queen of the screaming-for-screaming’s sake generation.” Taibbi may be right, but we suspect some sort of deeper derangement is at work. Maybe, just maybe, Saturday Night Live was on to something when they broadcast this remixed movie preview:

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