Sarah Palin, please grow up, shut up, go away or learn some English

Sarah Palin (on loan from CNN.com)

Sarah Palin (on loan from CNN.com)

In a CNN.com blog post yesterday, Ms. Palin is quoted as saying:

I would think we all tear up during the national anthem at the beginning of a baseball game, don’t we? That’s an alikeness between Alaskans and New Yorkers.

Sigh. I think she meant to say something like “common bond” or “the bonds that united as as a nation” or even “similarity.” I am beginning to suspect she makes up words as she goes. She reminds me of Damon Wayans’ malaprop character on In Living Color. Malaprop is a big word, so I linked it up, in case Ms. Palin is reading… oh, never mind.

It really is time for the smart guys to be in charge. The beer-drinking buddies, the “Joe the Plumbers” are not the future of this country, they are its past. It is not cool to be dumb. It never was.

In recent decades, we’ve seen the damage one dumb man can do. We’ve also seen the damage a highly provincial man can do. Neither was good for this country as one led to high inflation and a hostage crises and the other led to wars, loss of a moral compass and submission to mob fear.

I’m not sure how many bloggers remained “anonymous” about their feelings on Sarah Palin. That women created a blog wake so deep and fast that if you didn’t attach your name to it, your blog was a waste of time to write or read. There was nothing about anonymity or boredom in that ride.

We’ve had a taste of what a smart Sarah Palin would be like. We call her Tina Fey. And the real thing pales in comparison to the imitation.

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6 Responses to Sarah Palin, please grow up, shut up, go away or learn some English

  1. Norcross says:

    Thank you. All political beliefs aside, the one thing about Obama getting elected was that, in my eyes, it was OK to be smart again.

  2. Rufus says:

    @norcross Indubitably.

  3. I try to stay away from Palin, I really do. But I’m drawn like a flea to Bacchus! Maybe since it’s okay to be smart again, she’ll fade.

  4. Rufus says:

    @musings I suspect the GOP will be hanging their brand on her for the 2012 run… it is misguided, but has high entertainment value. We’ll be watching and as usual, any weird movement, Rufus barks. 🙂

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  6. Kandyce says:

    Sarah Palin is a disgrace to women and to mothers across this country. She and George W. Bush should collaborate on a dictionary/grammar guide. That would be entertaining!