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Sarah Palin: What’s That Bitter Smell?

This weekend was the annual White House Correspondent’s Dinner and, for some weird reason, that got Sarah Palin all hopped up and in fighting mode. Despite the fact that both her husband and her daughter have attended the event in years past, she tweeted:

On her Facebook page, she continued:

Yuk it up media and pols. While America is buried in taxes and a fight for our rights, the permanent political class in DC dresses up and has a prom to make fun of themselves. No need for that, we get the real joke.

Bitter, party of one, your table is ready. As the Washington Post notes, both Todd and Bristol Palin have attended this same event in years past, and in 2011 Sarah herself attended two of the after parties put on by MSNBC and Vanity Fair. Guess who else was there, and even pre-taped a comedy sketch for the event? John McCain. And apparently she didn’t think the rest of America was working their asses off when Bush attended for 8 straight years. Or Reagan.

And what is this “our” thing? She certainly isn’t working her ass off. She quit as governor specifically to avoid working, so she could do reality TV shows and collect big speaking fees instead. Seriously, could this be hypocritical on any more levels simultaneously? Rachel Maddow absolutely nailed it when she said, “Sarah Palin is now the guy who hangs out in the high school parking lot showing off his car, five years after he graduated.”

Comments

  1. badgersdaughter says

    Seriously. Nerdprom. I guess she thinks Republicans don’t need the votes of nerds, that is everyone who uses computers, designs machines, creates art, or… hell… wears glasses. If you know what I mean.

  2. dingojack says

    Is that ‘bitter smell’ around Palin one of bitter almonds? [Well a person can dream]
    Dingo

  3. NitricAcid says

    Real Americans are out *there* working “our” asses off…she’s hired some real Americans to work her ass off for her. She’s not out there with them, or she’d have said “here”.

  4. says

    I tend to doubt that Sarah Palin writes her own tweets. But hey, if she’s going to let this content come out under his name, we have to pretend that she wrote it herself, and has no problems with what’s being said in her name.

    Noticed as I was walking into the library today that the latest issue of The American Spectator features a cover story called “Sarah Palin’s Rack”. Oh, they’re so clever! It’s apparently about how she has “racked up” a large number of conservative victories.

    Presumably they are talking about GOP primaries, where she has helped the party nominate candidates that then go on to lose the general election.

    In any case, I thought that cover underscored how rich Republicans (the core readership group for TAS) view Sarah Palin. And, more generally, their attitude about women.

  5. says

    @NitricAcid #4 – “she’s hired some real Americans to work her ass”

    Real Latin Americans, I have no doubt. Undocumented, so that when they get upset at not getting paid she can just deport them.

  6. Trebuchet says

    “Sarah Palin is now the guy who hangs out in the high school parking lot showing off his car, five years after he graduated.”

    “Dropped out” would be closer to the case.

  7. says

    Still, she’s right, in the wrong way and for the wrong reasons. The White House Press Corp dinner should be a food fight. The Fourth Estate is not a branch of the Executive (or the Legislative or Judicial). The relationship between politicians and the press is supposed to be adversarial, not incestual.

  8. says

    d.c.wilson “Remind why we’re supposed to care what this half-wit thinks again?”
    Because she’s not one half-wit, but a stand-in for a solid 18-27% of the population.

  9. mithrandir says

    Also: America is buried in taxes? Since when? Taxes are lower than they’ve been in decades, and if ordinary people feel more burdened, it’s because the rich and the corporate have been, well, shrugging their burdens off on the middle class, and even the “lucky ducky” poor.

  10. Pieter B, FCD says

    MO @ #9

    The relationship between politicians and the press is supposed to be adversarial, not incestual.

    Very nicely put, though I think “incestuous” is the preferred form.

  11. says

    Pieter B, FCD “Very nicely put, though I think ‘incestuous’ is the preferred form.”
    But then, for balance, the other would need to be “adversarious”, which would be ridiculous.

  12. caseloweraz says

    Trucreep: “Say what you will — she’s right.”

    Yes — far right.

    “All too easy.”

  13. grumpyoldfart says

    I don’t properly understand Twitter. Do you have to be drunk to use it, or does that rule apply only to political observers?

    (People who use Twitter – are they tweeters, twitterers, or twits?)

  14. cubist says

    sez christoph zurnieden

    sez marcus ranum:

    sez dingojack:

    Is that ‘bitter smell’ around Palin one of bitter almonds?

    Best not to go there.

    Is this a pun, Marcus Ranum, or just badly phrased?

    In this context, “bitter almond” = “cyanide”. And Ramun is correct; best not to go there.

  15. says

    Oh, is that where the #nerdprom thing came from?

    I was watching all of these people using it in their tweets, thinking “What the hell? The White House Correspondents’ Dinner is more like an actual prom, where all of the popular kids, the jocks and the rich kids and the cheerleaders, go. This is nerd prom!”

  16. says

    Nerdprom: A dance event for teens who won’t have brawls on the set of the Jerry Springer Show after the DNA test results are returned from the lab.

  17. dan4 says

    Slightly bit off-topic (as it doesn’t involve Palin) but there was also Fox’s Todd Starnes, on his Facebook page, whining about how Obama’s WHCD speech bashed conservatives. Like I’m sure past Republican presidents haven’t bashed liberals in their WHCD speeches.

  18. Doc Bill says

    d.c.wilson “Remind why we’re supposed to care what this half-wit thinks again?”
    Because she’s not one half-wit, but a stand-in for a solid 18-27% of the population.

    Actually, that’s not true. Sarah Palin has no platform or statements of principle. She just blabs her stupid brain. Of course, it’s reasonable to assume that 18-20% of the population responds to the dog whistle of stupid brain blabs. However, so they do for Limbaugh, Beck, Jones and a dozen other whackos.

  19. says

    Is this a pun, Marcus Ranum, or just badly phrased?

    That may not be an “or” question.

    But, my point was that it’s not a good idea to wish harm on political figures in general. Also, as someone who works with cyanide (used in ambrotype photography) I’d rather not have people who own cyanide on the FBI’s watch list, OK?

  20. stace says

    Sarah Palin hanging around the high school parking lot:

    “High school guys, oh yeah, I keep getting older, but they stay the same age. Giggity!”

  21. =8)-DX says

    (People who use Twitter – are they tweeters, twitterers, or twits?)

    In my book they’re twits. Although “tweeter” is the official moniker, and yes, I am also an occasional twit myself.

  22. patricksimons says

    Sarah Palin has devolved into self parody. She has become Tina Fey, endlessly repeating a SNL comedy sketch.

  23. tbp1 says

    I try not to be a concern troll or a pearl clutcher, but honestly, a former major-party VP candidate using the word “assclowns” in a deliberately public utterance? Really?

    The GOP keeps it classy once again.

  24. says

    @37:

    Yeah, some people say that you should always invite your asshole neighbor to your party, on the theory that they won’t call the cops if they’re there. Otoh, after the third or fourth time that they raid your medicine cabinet and shit in the punchbowl…

  25. frog says

    tbp1 @ 36:

    I read that as her attempt to be “edgy,” trying to keep up with the latest slang all the kids are using. She has to maintain her image that she’s hip groovy young and relevant!

  26. baal says

    If you want to sniff cyanide (and get a massive headache for the next 24 hours), head to central Ohio and look for a thumb sized or larger millipede that’s mostly black/purple with yellow legs. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/16483317 Pick up the critter in question and yell at it a little or subject it to G-forces. Then sniff it. Don’t plan on doing anything useful for a while afterwards. It’s very almondy but also toxic.

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