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Monday, September 08, 2008

Perhaps Unfair, But... 

I was wondering, what barrel of fuckwittery did they scrape the bottom of to find this moron Sarah Palin?

But then, seeing the media take her to its bosom, I thought, No, maybe she's very ordinary and representative of a huge demogaphic. That's how that works: popular things tend to be the things people like, no matter how inexplicable it is to you or me. Look at the hula-hoop, for example. I never thought anyone would buy a plastic circle to wiggle around in, but it swept the country.

But now I think I was right the first time.

According to LA Progressive, Palin is supposed to have said, on hearing of Obama's victory over Clinton “So Sambo beat the bitch.”

Is that possible? Sambo? I can hardly believe it, but she needs to get in front of these rumours, as they say.

Besides insulting Obama with a Step-N’-Fetch-It, “darkie musical” swipe, people who know her say she refers regularly to Alaska’s Aboriginal people as “Arctic Arabs” – how efficient, lumping two apparently undesirable groups into one ugly description – as well as the more colourful “mukluks” along with the totally unimaginative “f**king Eskimo’s,” according to a number of Alaskans and Wasillians interviewed for this article.

Her problem is that having established herself as a gun-totin', moose-eatin', venal country badass, the other, racist stuff kinda comes with, by default. Similarly, if you were the mayor of some tough city and people called you “Boss Tweed” or whatever, you would want to make some effort to establish that you weren't, in fact, corrupt and dishonest.

That would be my advice, if I had any.



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