As she begins to fade away, sadness fills the air. The humorous material Caribou Barbie gave comedy writers will be missed. Sarah Palin has been a perfect female George W. Bush. ‘Bushisms’ gave everyone a good laugh, well almost everyone, and Palin has been just as generous thanks to her desperate need to be in the public eye.
It’s always sad when a great entertainer begins to lose his or her edge as they age. In the case of Palin, it’s her ‘cutesy’ and tactless delivery which became old, mixed with a severe lack of intellectual ability.
A classic and habitual liar is always exposed; they lie so frequently that they forget what they said in the past. Palin is now jumping on the bandwagon to criticize Hillary Clinton for using a personal e-mail account while she was Secretary of State. Really, Sarah? You’ve obviously forgot a little incident in Alaska in 2008.
After promising complete transparency while running for the Governor of Alaska in 2006, she conducted state business on a personal e-mail account instead of her state authorized version because she thought it would remain ‘confidential.’ A college student from Tennessee hacked into Palin’s personal Yahoo account, posted some on the internet, and revealed her improper actions. Although he served some time in jail, Palin was forced by the court to release thousands of personal e-mails to state investigators. That kind of hypocrisy will be sorely missed; not everyone can achieve that level.
Maybe that wasn’t very humorous, just stupid. Let’s reminisce about the good old Palin.
While at a North Carolina fundraiser during the 2008 McCain/Palin campaign, she admitted that she didn’t want to know about current events. Palin said: “The news makes me sad; so I don’t watch it.” Very presidential, female George.
After watching McCain’s numbers slide in the polls, she was asked if she was concerned. She said, ‘no,’ she believed it was all in God’s hands and told the interviewer: “The people don’t elect U.S. presidents; God does.”
When Katie Couric asked the vice-presidential candidate which newspapers she read, she replied; ‘all of ‘em, any of ‘em which have been in front of me all these years.’
Appearing on Glenn Beck’s radio show in 2010, he asked Palin how she would handle the diminishing relationship between North and South Korea. She replied: “But obviously, we’ve got to stand with our North Korean allies.”
I’m not making this stuff up.
When asked by a an elementary school student what the vice-president’s job was, she told the young boy that the VP was the boss of the Senate and makes lots of policy changes.
During the 2008 campaign she accused Barrack Obama of seeing America as imperfect, and ‘palling around with terrorists.’
In the vice-presidential debate, she responded to Joe Biden’s remarks about education. She said that teachers will receive their reward in heaven, (not on this earth).
In that infamous interview with Katie Couric she spoke about gay rights. Palin told Katie that ‘one of my best friends is gay. I’ve known her for 30 years; she’s not my gay friend, she’s just my friend. Of course I wouldn’t have made the same choice she made, but she’s still my friend.’
Finally, she was talking about Paul Revere’s famous midnight ride. She said ‘he was riding through all them towns ringing bells and firing warning shots letting the British know that we were armed and they weren’t taking our guns away.’
Could have been one heartbeat away from becoming the most powerful leader in the world.
Commentary by James Turnage