Field of Science

Now that was a political speech to remember. Not!

The most dangerous, unforgivable thing John McCain ever did was to pick Sarah Palindrone as his VP running mate; the idea that she was that close to so much power is truly scary. And now the USA seems stuck with her as a celebu-pol because she hasn't disappeared as TPP thought she would. One can only wonder how bad things might have been with such a puppet being controlled by some sort of shadow government. Without question it would have been worse than with W who let evil but very smart Darth Cheney decide way too many things. Fortunately Sarah's been reduced to a political sideshow, but she apparently still really knows how to give a speech, especially at CPAC.  "It was as singularly embarrassing a public address as any allegedly sentient primate ever has delivered...a disgrace to politics, to rhetoric, to the English language, and to seventh-grade slam books everywhere,"  according to columnist Charles Pierce.  Wow! He concludes, "She is the living representation of the infantilization of American politics, a poisonous Grimm Sister telling toxic fairy tales to audiences drunk on fear, and hate and nonsense. She respects no standards but her own. She is in perpetual tantrum, railing against her betters, which is practically everyone, and volunteering for the job of avatar to the country's reckless vandal of a political Id. It was the address of a malignant child delivered to an audience of malignant children." Wow, again! For some reason Charles was being easy on her. What do other nations think when a person like Sarah gets so much attention in the USA? Oh, yeah, the USA also invented "reality" TV and game shows.  They should wonder, and worry, about the least common denominator in the USA.  TPP does.  Where Pierce really nails it though is that the conservative politics that has so enamored so many people of late is based on fear and hate, and an alternate reality of history, facts, and science. 


Anonymous said...

Thanks. I might have missed that if you hadn't given it space. I know, I get on here because I'm an ex natural history teacher-botany nerd-gardener, but a little gem like that is sure worth the price of admission (yeah, I know, it's free = like time!).

robertwilliamjones said...

Starting a war is murder. The GOP should have been outlawed long ago. The dems are a sufficiently rightwing party for any rational country. What is needed is a strong socialdemocratic party in the US.