Sunday, November 22, 2009

Frank Rich: Sarah Palin, The Pit Bull In The China Shop

Congratulations to Frank Rich for being the one US journalist to have the temerity to wade though Sarah Palin's so-called "book."

While we may ridicule Ms Palin for her vacuous celebrity worship, petty family infighting, childish religiosity and willfull ignorance the fact of the matter is that she represents a segment of American society whose values she is but a mere reflection. In a sane society this deluded minority would be treated as a crank fringe dangerous only to themselves.

However, we do not live in a sane society. Here the mainstream media, at the behest of their corporate overlords, present this sliver of Americans who sniff the hem of Sarah Palin's skirt as being at the forefront of political thought. These whiny, petty cases of arrested development, who want all the benefits and comforts of a modern industrial society but without paying for it, are cast in the role "authentic" Americans, thereby making the rest of us somehow foreign, strange, out of touch with these "real" Americans.

As Rich observes, "It’s a politics of victimization and sloganeering with no policy solutions required beyond the conservative mantra of No Taxes." The sad irony is that the more taxes are cut for the benefit of Wall Street and Inside the DC Beltway elites, the more Sarah Palin's skirt sniffers suffer. And they just never get it.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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