Complaining about the assholes we interact with on a daily basis is
the #1 eternal pastime of the human race. We all do it, and we get to
do it every day, because the world is full of assholes. Me personally,
I waste an enormous amount of time seething over people who get onto
crowded subway cars with big backpacks on and/or talk in the Amtrak
quiet car and/or drive 57 mph in the fast lane or, my personal
favorite, walking with glacial slowness in a horizontal row four
overweight tourists across on a New York City sidewalk. We all get into
furious arguments at work that make us want to explode in
self-righteous fury (in my office dramas I always realizeIwas
actually the asshole a day or so later) and when we get home from work,
this is usually what our loved ones hear about for at least the first
hour or so.
Not health care, not financial regulatory reform, not Iraq or Afghanistan, but — assholes.
Sarah Palin is on an endless crusade against assholes. It’s all she
thinks about. She doesn’t really have any political ideas, in the
classic sense of the word — in fact the only thing resembling real
political convictions inGoing Roguerevolve around the Trans-Alaska pipeline and how awesome she thinks it is.