One thing that isn’t funny is the notion of Sarah Palin as Vice President; another is what she said at the conclave of gun nuts:
“C’mon! Enemies who would utterly annihilate America, they would obviously have information on plots. They carry out jihad. Oh, but you can’t offend them. Can’t make them feel uncomfortable, not even a smidgen. Well, if I were in charge, they would know that waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists.”
Two things just happened that you rarely see in my posts, and may reflect slipping standards. First, there’s an exclamation point in the quote but, much as it pains me, it was in the quote so what can I do? Second, I stopped writing about the woman who Charlie Pierce calls Princess Dumbass of the North Woods 4 or 5 years ago. Once she became a sideshow freak, it became both too easy and too boring to mock her so I stopped. Until today, that is. Hell meet hand basket.
The worst thing about John McCain’s shambolic 2008 campaign was putting this dangerously dim cretin on the national ticket. She’s someone who makes J Danforth Quayle appear to have gravitas and someone who Senator Walnuts wanted to put the proverbial heartbeat away from the Presidency. If they had somehow won the 2008 election, trying to control this moron might have killed McCain and then we’d have been stuck with an Oval One who makes Millard Fillmore look statesmanlike. I wish the Sunday show bookers would consider that when they put Senator Walnuts on the air but they won’t.
I realize it’s impossible to shame Sarah Palin but I hope John McCain is squirming in his wingtips today but I somehow doubt it. Some things are not funny: one of them is torture and another is the phrase President Palin. Mercifully that will never happen but her nomination paved the way for crazies such as Rand Paul and Ted Cruz to be taken seriously. Thanks for giving us the wacko birds, Senator Walnuts.