Tuesday, May 3, 2011

P-A-L-I-N spells moron.

Boy, I hate going back to the same tired well, filled with stagnant one-liners and flippancy that falls flatter than a badly baked soufflé. But why should I not take the obvious. It's like a gift. Late-night talk show hosts and the likes of Jon Stewart absolutely love when things like this happen. Stupidity is funny. Repeated stupidity is really funny. Or sad, depending on your perspective. Take the bit from Saturday night's White House Press Corps Dinner. You would have thought after her debacle over her reading material with Katie Couric, (the Perky One), Mrs. Palin would have gotten an answer together. Uh-unh... not our Sarah. Today's Huffington Post reports:

Stump the half-governor-- a really easy game.

Sarah Palin had a Katie Couric moment over the weekend during the White House Correspondents Dinner festivities.

At the MSNBC after party, NBC's blog NBCU Direct asked several party attendees the following question: Who do you think is the most influential journalist today?

But while most of the attendees had no problem coming up with answers (Eliot Spitzer said Brian Williams, as did Andrea Mitchell, while SNL's Bill Hader went for The New Yorker's David Grann), Palin fumbled when asked.

"Oh my goodness, that's a great question," she said, before turning to her husband Todd and asking for his input.

When Todd also balked, Palin came back and said, "Um, gosh, that's a great question, I have to think about it, OK? Because there are many."

Does Guns & Ammo count?

As Palin walked away from the camera, she ran into her Fox News pal Greta Van Susteren, and then turned back to the NBC cameras to shout, "Greta Van Susteren is the most influential journalist!"

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Yesterday, stupid turned to snarky when, speaking in Colorado, Mrs. Palin pretty much ignored the facts, and the history and credited George Bush for the killing of Osama Bin Laden. According to AP, "In delivering a speech in Colorado on Monday night, Sarah Palin reacted to the death of Osama bin Laden and the path taken by the country to achieve the accomplishment.

According to multiple reports, Palin acknowledged President Barack Obama in her remarks, though not by name. She did, however, offer her thanks and appreciation to his predecessor George W. Bush.

"Yesterday was a testament to the military's dedication in relentlessly hunting down the enemy during many years of war," Palin said. "And we thank our president. We thank president Bush."

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Is it any wonder why Newsweek is running a teaser on the cover of this week's issue asking, "Is Sarah Palin over?"

My answer is, "I hope not." Between her, Bachmann and Trump, I don't know which I find more amusing. Oh, and then there's word that Sharon Angle will be running for a house seat.

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