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Jul 18 2013

Sarah Palin Has ‘Access to Santa Claus’

Ralph Reed of the Faith and Freedom Coalition did a quick interview with Sarah Palin about her upcoming book on the totally mythical “war on Christmas.” And she actually claims that it will be a great book because she’s from Alaska and therefore are “near the North Pole and have access to Santa Claus.” A few seconds later she says it’s all about focusing on Jesus. Without a hint of irony. Seriously, she’s just a moron.

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  1. 1
    democommie

    Santa Claus IS JESUS!

    Ed, I’m very surprised that you didn’t already know this.

  2. 2
    ArtK

    The unitarians and trinitarians all have it wrong. We should be quadraterians: Father, Son, Holy Ghost and Santa Claus.

  3. 3
    Chiroptera

    Hey, maybe she can ask for a brain at Christmas! And a heart. Maybe the courage to finish a term.

    Oh, wait, that’s the Wizard of Oz. Maybe she knows him, too?

  4. 4
    Richard Bartholomew

    There is actually a town in Alaska called North Pole – and it’s chilling, in more ways than one.

  5. 5
    StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    Seriously, she’s just a moron.

    Just a moron .. who nearly became nearly an old man’s heartbeat away away from the highest political office in the world’s only superpower back in 2008.

    Who remains unaccountably popular in some quarters to a lot of folks.

    Now that’s serious.

  6. 6
    StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    @1. democommie :“Santa Claus IS JESUS!”

    Explaining why apparently one Japanese department store once had a display featuring a crucified Santa – a true story or so I’ve heard.

  7. 7
    holytape

    Seriously, we can all just ignore her.

  8. 8
    davidct

    Actually I disagree about Sara Palin being a moron. She is woefully ignorant and not reality based about her beliefs. It is a striking example of what early indoctrination of children can achieve. In the Christian tradition of making things up as you go along she not alone. The new pope is back in the indulgences business. He has recently spoken on behalf of an imaginary deity about rules about a made up place called Purgatory. Palin has numerous qualities that can be criticized without the need to resort to the Ad Hominum fallacy.

  9. 9
    unbound

    @8 – Not that I disagree with you, but what evidence do you have that she is intelligent and just ignorant?

  10. 10
    andrewryan

    @8 I don’t think Ad Hominum is just ‘calling someone a moron’. To qualify for the fallacy it needs to be saying “You’re wrong BECAUSE you’re a moron”, as if attacking their character is all one has to do to defeat their argument. I don’t think anyone’s doing that here. They’re just calling her a moron.

  11. 11
    Zeno

    So Sarah can see Santa’s workshop from her house?

  12. 12
    John Pieret

    She can see the elves from her back porch.

  13. 13
    Gregory in Seattle

    Seems like a good time to trot out a perennial favorite: The Myth of Christian Christmas in America.

  14. 14
    Modusoperandi

    Sarah Palin cannot be ignored because Sarah Palin represents 26% of country’s population. A little over a quarter doesn’t sound like much, but in a two party system a motivated quarter of the electorate (particularly in primaries and low voting mid-term elections) is enough to guarantee one party is as ignorant, mean and resentful as they are and, in turn, one party out of two working only to obstruct when they’re out of power can pretty much halt the business of government.

  15. 15
    freemage

    Palin has the sort of intelligence I usually think of as ‘cunning’. It’s useful for squirming out of traps and scoring the occasional hit on an opponent during a face-to-face, but it doesn’t do well when confronted with long-haul scenarios or planning for the future. So she knows she can temporarily stop a bunch of annoying questions by hiding behind her daughter, but can’t anticipate that that action, in the long run, will make her look like a gutless coward.

  16. 16
    Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    I’m all for a little fighting back and empowerment as long as it’s done in a festive, Christmas-y way. With recipes.

  17. 17
    Jenna Stewart

    @8 and @10

    I’ve a nit to pick. It’s ad hominem, since hominem is the accusative singular form. Hominum is the plural genitive, so…”Toward of the men”.

  18. 18
    Modusoperandi

    kitty, actually “hominum” is the British spelling of “hominium”, the metal made from people. If you’re unconvinced, keep in mind that I’m wearing a labcoat and safety glasses.

  19. 19
    Artor

    @8; to quote Forrest Gump, “Stupid is as stupid does.” Sarah Palin is a moron not because of an ad hominem insult, but because she says and does some really stupid shit. Abject stupidity is her stock in trade. She has earned the moniker “moron,” many, many times over. It’s hardly an ad hominem to call water wet, fire hot, or Palin a moron.

  20. 20
    dingojack

    Modus – Wouldn’t that be ‘hominia’ if it’s the American spelling of a metal made of people*?
    [/pedant]
    :) Dingo
    ———-
    * ‘hominium would be metal made from a person.

  21. 21
    slc1

    Re davidct @ #8

    I guess I either missed something or have a faulty memory but I seem to recall that the Raping Children Church some time back dropped belief in Purgatory.

  22. 22
    Nick Gotts

    Santa Claus IS JESUS!

    My, he’s aged, hasn’t he? I suppose crucifixion does that to you.

  23. 23
    Ed Brayton

    Calling Sarah Palin a moron is not an ad hominem, it’s a conclusion. Ad hominem does not mean “insult.”

  24. 24
    ianken

    Ya know Ed, I get it. She’s a vapid, hollow grifter. But I’m pretty sure that was supposed to be a joke.

    Now you’re just being petty.

  25. 25
    unemployedphilosopher

    Ed’s right. Ad Hominem works like this:
    Primus: P
    Secundus: You’re an idiot, therefore not-P.

    What Ed did was this:
    Primus: P
    Secundus: That’s frankly insane, therefore you’re an idiot.

  26. 26
    Canadian Yankee

    Silly Sarah – everyone knows that Santa actually lives in Canada. He even has his own postal code (really!) of H0H 0H0.

  27. 27
    Alareth

    It’s Santa Christ.

  28. 28
    caseloweraz

    Democommie: Santa Claus IS JESUS!

    Indeed: Who better to invoke as the source of the prosperity gospel?

  29. 29
    caseloweraz

    @Canadian Yankee (#26):

    Wild! Never let it be said that Canadian civil servants lack a sense of humor. (Oh Ho!)

  30. 30
    caseloweraz

    Dingojack: ‘hominium would be metal made from a person.

    Not to be confused with holmium (an actual element) or “holdmium” (the metal formed from two people welded together.)

    http://pinterest.com/pin/114349278010536737/

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