Monday, July 6, 2009

The Impenetrable Logic and Stupifying Behavior of Princess Sarah Palin and Her Cabal of Enablers



We have beaten up on Palin quite a bit here, and she continues to be comedy gold.

I am working on a piece on Sarah Palin, the New Haven 20, and the myth of meritocracy, but this "explanation" of the logic underlying the resignation of the governess of Alaska demands a quick comment.

To my eyes, what is most entertaining is how Anderson Cooper is visibly stunned by Meg Stapleton's twisted logic--the exchange reminds me of a scientist becoming frustrated while trying to debate the existence of evolution with a creationist, a non-starter because their respective truths are grounded in such utterly different realities.

But, one has to appreciate a friend who is ready to ride or die in defense of Palin's decision making process.

One must ask: Is Palin's resignation political genius or political suicide? And what is more likely? Sarah Palin as Chairperson of the GOP or Sarah Palin as reality tv star?

The latter option is most compelling as she possesses all of the elements for a great Lifetime or TLC show--a protagonist who is amazingly confident yet simultaneously unaware of her own stupidity; baby daddy drama; a MILFish grandma; a secessionist hill billy husband; the moral quandaries brought about by ethics violations and political corruption; and a cliquish group of friends and supporters that are dedicated to enabling Sarah Palin's egomania.

How would you script Sarah Palin's reality tv show? What should it be called?

7 comments:

luclonde said...

MILFish grandma can be shortened to GMILF. :P

marci said...

am of the opinion that there is something else behind her resignation... someone has something on her and it is big... she's been told to go..
the gop are keeping very schtum...
but inevitably...
the truth will out...

reality tv show you must be kidding..
i would rather say b**tl*juic* three times...

Todd said...

I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! is already taken, so...

Real Housewives of Alaska

Gaffing with the Stars

Who Wants to Bag a Moose?

America's Next GOP Candidate

Todd said...

One more...

"Real" America's Got Talent

Lady Zora, Chauncey DeVega, and Gordon Gartrelle said...

@Luclonde--GMILF sound like a wannabe gangsta rapper circa NWA.

@Marci--could it be that she will become more popular rather than less because of her antics and the way that "the base" will make any excuse for her mediocrity?

@Todd--I like "Who Wants to Bag a Moose." It has enough double entendre to be a edgy (and funny).

Chauncey DeVega

thepoetryman said...

a protagonist who is amazingly confident yet simultaneously unaware of her own stupidity;

Smack! Spot on Lady Zora!

thepoetryman said...

@Todd--I like "Who Wants to Bag a Moose." It has enough double entendre to be a edgy (and funny).

I'll agree wholeheartedly with Chauncey!