Daily Archives: June 30, 2011

The Boston Herald (Republican) Trashes Both Palin And Bachmann

The newspaper of record in Boston, MA is, of course, The Boston Globe. Indeed, most people around the nation do not even realize that Boston also has a second daily because it is the Globe which wins most all of the national awards.

There is however, a second newspaper in Beantown. It is the little known Boston Herald. The Herald does not have much of a circulation and it is the same type of propaganda arm for the Republican Party that Fox News is to the GOP on the airwaves. It is a tabloid paper which is more like the National Enquirer than The Washington Post. Think of the Herald as a low-rent Daily News with more interest in a catchy (though often misleading) headline than with factual and substantive reporting.

Despite its uber-conservtive bent however, sometimes even the The Boston Herald gets it right. Today is one of those days. Columnist Margery Eagan (who is also a talk radio host) did an excellent job of writing a spot-on comparison of Sarah Palin and Michele Bachman. In short, she opines that the former ex-quitting half-term Gov. of Alaska is a low-rent version of the present three term Rep. and GOP Presidential candidate from Minnesota. But don’t take my word for it, here is the article. If you do not mind, I am also asking my readers to click on the link to the Herald article here so that the paper and Ms. Eagan get the credit they deserve for this wonderful piece. You will also enjoy reading the hilarious comments from the Herald’s conservative readers.

Here we go. Please enjoy.

Michele Bachmann eclipses Palin, but both clueless

“Michele Bachmann just told the Herald that she’s no Sarah Palin clone.
She’s right.
“When Sarah Palin looks at Michele Bachmann she must feel the way the Jonas Brothers feel about Justin Bieber,” said blogger Andy Borowitz.
Bachmann’s leaving Mama Grizzly behind.Bachmann is older yet just as gorgeous. (Sarah’s 47 and Bachmann’s an inspiring 55).Bachmann really gets your attention. (She was the first to link the children’s classic “The Lion King” to homosexual brainwashing).Palin’s daughter, Bristol, who recently underwent what appears to be a head transplant, says Bachmann copies her mother’s style. But beyond Tea Party politics, the only common ground I’ve seen is their nonstop goofs about the Founding Fathers, the American Revolution and the Constitution — what both women claim as the bedrock of their politics.A partial list: Sarah, as we know, believes Paul Revere’s ride was about warning the British, not the colonists. She said the Founding Fathers recited the Pledge of Allegiance (its earliest version didn’t appear until 1892) and based the Constitution on the Bible and the Ten Commandments (big, big whoops).On a lighter note, Sarah gave us the “words” refudiate, misunderestimate, squirmish (what she says we’re up to in Libya) and, lest we forget, “wee-wee’d up.”Michele just mixed up American icon John Wayne with psycho killer John Wayne Gacy. More worrisome, she said the shot heard ’round the world was fired in New Hampshire, not Massachusetts; and that John Quincy Adams was a Founding Father (he was 8 when the Declaration of Independence was signed). She also insisted the Founding Fathers ended slavery, though several were slave owners themselves and dead long before the Civil War.On an even more disturbing note, PolitiFact.com, which checks politicians’ claims, just checked some of Bachmann’s recent campaign announcements and found one true statement, six half-true statements and 16 that nobody could quite figure out.

It’s not fair, but female politicians still have to work harder to be taken seriously. It’s also true that the mainstream media are kinder to liberals who goof. That’s why Barack Obama could claim he campaigned in 57 states without Fox News’ Chris Wallace asking whether he is “flake,” as Wallace just did with Bachmann.

But it’s also true that you shouldn’t be clueless about the basics if you’re running for Leader of the Free World.

Had Sarah Palin studied more and tweeted less since 2008, she might be a serious presidential contender today. That’s a lesson Bachmann, who’s still contending, should take to heart.”

Well said Ms. Eagan. Well said.

Please remember to click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with today’s topical song parody.

Two Of Us song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1Y3PlmwnRM

TWO OF US

(sung to the Beatles song “Two Of Us”)

Two of us dying our hair
Spending someone’s hard earned pay
You and me both conniving
Numbers diving in all recent polls
Our brains out on loan
Just like Fred Flintstone
We are two clones

Two of us freakin’ retards
Signing book sleeves at the mall
Sending Twitter dispatches
Try and catch us as we mount our thrones
We have empty domes
Just watch our mouths foam
We love to drone

We both have short memories
Like a dead end road
There’s nothing in our heads

Two of us spewing misquotes
Stooping so low, having fun
Never reading the papers
Scheming capers on the telephone
From our pricey homes
In the twilight zone
We are two clones

We both have short memories
Like a dead end road
There’s nothing in our heads

Bachmann is casting “No” votes
Palin showboats with her guns
Both of them are just fakers
Trouble makers when they’re not at home
Whereabouts unknown
They’ll reap what they’ve sown
They are two clones

They are just two clones

Yes sir

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