Tuesday, October 07, 2008

"Like Watching Gidget Address The Reichstag"

I'm a little late to this, but Rolling Stone contributor Matt Taibbi posted a column about the Sarah Palin phenomenon last week (h/t to my good friend nashtbrutusandshort) that is a definite must-read. No one brings the snark like Taibbi, and what a target he has in not only the lipsticked hockey-mom pit bull Palin, but in the legions of brain-dead, know-nothing Americans who support her and think she is a viable candidate to lead (or co-lead) this nation.

Here's just a taste:

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 her 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.

After that, he gets mean. Check it out, kids, and be prepared for a bumpy ride. Taibbi spares no one.
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