Daily Archives: February 3, 2010

Memo To Sarah Palin: Nobody Asked Your Opinion

Here she goes again. Sarah Palin is now calling upon President Barack Obama to fire his top aide, Rahm Emanuel as a consequence of his using coarse language in a strategy session. Emanuel allegedly referred to liberal groups that attacked the president’s health care reform plan last August as “F-ing retarded”.

Regarding the remark, CNN reports that Palin says,

His recent tirade against participants in a strategy session was such a strong slap in many American faces that our president is doing himself a disservice by seeming to condone Rahm’s recent sick and offensive tactic. Just as we’d be appalled if any public figure of Rahm’s stature ever used the “N-word” or other such inappropriate language, Rahm’s slur on all God’s children with cognitive and developmental disabilities – and the people who love them – is unacceptable, and it’s heartbreaking.

Okay then, where shall we begin? First of all it is clear that Sarah Palin is not fit to serve in high office if she cannot tolerate the rough and tumble language of smoke filled rooms and closed door meetings. My goodness, would this delicate little flower wilt and crumble when Putin “rears his head over Alaska” and calls her a name? Where would she hide when Osama Bin Laden sends another audiotape? Has she never heard the tapes of Presidents Nixon and Johnson and the most recent Face Shooter in Chief, Dick Cheney? If she has then why has she never mentioned her outrage?

Additionally, aren’t her remarks a perfect example of the pot calling the kettle black? After all, it was only last October when her almost son-in-law Levi Johnston appeared on network television and revealed that Sarah Palin joked about her son Trig’s Down Syndrome, calling him her “retarded baby.” Ouch! Johnston added that the slur was not just a  one time occurrance, but was used quite frequently.

Finally, although Emanuel should have used different words, Palin has missed his point entirely. The context of his remark makes clear that he was not poking fun in any way at those actually suffering from mental disabilities. On the contrary, Emanuel was pointing out the irrational position of those persons that would oppose a form of health care reform that has a goal of providing insurance and therefore medical services to just those patients that may be denied medical services under the present system. But how could we expect Sarah Palin to understand that? The only two phrases she has ever associated with health care reform are “socialist” and “death panels”.

Sarah Palin is a dangerous, hypocritical one-trick pony who’s opinion should never be solicited on any subject of importance.

In honor of the troops, please click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with today’s song parody.

My Way song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6E2hYDIFDIU

MY WAY

(sung to Frank Sinatra’s “My Way”)

And now, the end is near;
To all of you, I’m glad I met ya’
Alaskans, let’s make it clear,
Did I fool you?, Oh yeah, “ya betcha!”

You’ve met Todd, the “First Dude”,
His snowmachine is in the driveway.
Is he drunk? My God, he’s blitzed,
The D.U.I. way.

Regrets, I’ve had a few;
More than most, I will remember.
My lipstick and my hair-do
But most of all, 4th of November.

Each day since then has been
Another never-ending whine and cry day,
And I’ve been told by Newt Gingrich,
To hit the highway.

Yes, there were times, that now you know
I failed to declare “per diem” dough.
What’s this about “stimulus funds”?
Let’s just cling to, our God and guns.
Oh, I just winked and then I blinked;
And did it my way.

Nicknames, I’ve had a few
There’s “Caribou” and “Barracuda”
Now I’m known as “Sarah Who?”
Cuz Tina Fey is so much cuter.

To think I’m a has been;
And I can’t see – beyond next Friday
Woe, oh woe is me,
I won’t have my day.

For what is a gal, what has she got?
When her career, has gone to pot.
How to appear on nightly news;
When she’s inept at interviews.
She’s still exposed despite those clothes
Please hit the highway!

Yes, hit the highway.