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Pee Wee Politics on Superbowl Sunday: Scoring a Safety off of Sarah Palin

February 7, 2010
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First point: When it came out that Rahm Emanuel referred to some liberal Democrats with whom he disagreed as “fucking retards,” Sarah Palin called on the President to fire him.  In a Facebook post entitled “Are You Capable of Decency, Rahm Emanuel?” she states:

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.

Rush Limbaugh reacted to Emanuel’s remarks by agreeing that the liberal Democrats are indeed “retards”. This morning, Palin weighed in on Fox News Sunday.

They are kooks, so I agree with Rush Limbaugh…Rush Limbaugh was using satire … . I didn’t hear Rush Limbaugh calling a group of people whom he did not agree with ‘f-ing retards,’ and we did know that Rahm Emanuel, as has been reported, did say that. There is a big difference there.

As far as I can tell, the difference between Emanuel’s and Limbaugh’s comments is the adjective “fucking” used to modify “retards”. Palin’s Facebook post didn’t castigate Emanuel for saying “fucking,” it dealt with “retards”. So what’s Palin’s fucking problem?

(Update: She compared “retard” to “nigger” when she was talking about Emanuel. Does that mean she’d also be fine with Limbaugh talking about “niggers”? Not to belabor the point, but Limbaugh and Emanuel used the same word to describe the same people, and Palin agrees with the point. She just substituted “kooks” for “retards”. What a kook. Or is it “fucking kook”?)

Second point: In her teabagging speech, Palin referred to Barack Obama as “a charismatic guy with a teleprompter”. I still don’t understand the whole “Obama uses a teleprompter and that’s bad” meme. George W. Bush used one, Bill Clinton used one, George H.W. Bush used one, Ronald Reagan used one, Lyndon Johnson used one. I omitted Carter, Ford and Nixon only because images of their teleprompter use didn’t come up immediately on Google Images. Does anyone doubt that such images exist?

Just to be clear, a teleprompter is just a convenient way to read prepared text, so does Palin expect presidents to improv? The fucking Gettysburg Address was written down in advance. If Lincoln had access to a teleprompter, he would have used it. No question.

Sarah Palin apparently did not use a teleprompter for last night’s teabagging session, but she did use notes. She just scribbled them on her hand like the juvenile piece of shit she is. Seriously.

Remember her big coming out party at the 2008 Republican National Convention? Look:

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