Palin Move: “Brilliant” According to Some Right Wing Pundits
Unless you’ve been living under a rock the last week or so (which could very well be if you are a salamander, worm or other slimy political creature), you have been at least aware of the fact that Sarah Palin is resigning at the end of this month. A quick glance Stage Left initially showed many right wing pundits scratching their heads and slinking over to gather in a crumpled huddle. And while neither party is ever left speechless, it seemed that this move took everyone by surprise. The light bulb of ideas that usually hangs over the speechwriters’ heads was but a mere soy candle with a very short wick and it appeared that no one knew what to say or do.
Silence, although golden, doesn’t last long, and opinions and ideas eventually flew as to why Palin was resigning: she’s getting ready for the 2012 Presidential Election, she’s going to go back to being a full-time hockey mom, she has a book deal. Others speculated that a big old shoe was about to drop and Palin, like Governor Sanford of South Carolina, might be caught hiking the Appalachian Trail with that shoe – or it could be something much much worse. And it would simply be a matter of time before the gremlins escaped from her closet, wearing fancy clothes and expensive bling paid for by the Republican Party – and they’d be talking when they did.
Now pan over to Stage Right where, suddenly, the spotlight hones in on one Republican, namely Mary Matlin, who pops up out of the huddle and shouts, “I’ve got it!” We’re just going to say one word: BRILLIANT.” Everyone stops, exchanges glances, looks back at Mary and (altogether now), shouts, “BRILLIANT! That’s it! Why didn’t I think of that. And it had to come from a woman, no less.” But wait, you guys, you are now championing the use of the token woman to lead your party back to victory. “That’s right..that’s right…Sarah Palin is Brilliant. Let’s go with that and we’ll figure out later just what’s so brilliant about it. Meanwhile, let’s break for lunch.” End of Act I.
I can’t wait to see what Act II will bring, especially with recent Palinisms like:
“I said before I stood in front of the mic the other day, you know, politically speaking — if I die, I die. So be it.”
“I don’t know what the future holds. Can’t predict what the next fish run’s going to look like, much less what’s going to happen in a couple of years.”
“What is best for them is to not run for reelection, to avoid a lame-duck kind of wasteful session in a final year in office.”
“The choice I had to make was OK, how am I going to react to the circumstances, to the changed conditions? Am I going to just keep plugging away and keep my head down and not try to effect any more change because every time we do something we get hit with an ethics violation charge or a lawsuit because that’s the political game that’s being played right now?”
Do I hear a violin playing in the distance or is that the whine of her supporters as they slink back into their huddle?