The appeal of Sarah Palin ranges from her folksy hockey mom approach to politics to the sheer entertainment of her absurdity.
Palin’s possible ascent to the Presidency can be described as a Disney movie that’s gone terribly wrong.
Her mishaps have ranged from citing foreign policy experience because she can see Russia from her backyard, that the Vice President is the Supreme Boss of the Senate, and that she reads all the newspapers but couldn’t name any of them.
That’s not to say she isn’t an interesting person, or at least Barbara Walters likes to think so. Although it very well may be for the wrong reasons- Limbaugh also made the cut.
Her book, Going Rogue, references the phrase “gone rogue” as used by McCain staffers to describe her thoughts on policy issues. Although it’s relieving to know that someone in the Republican Party pegged her as a scoundrel, it’s more rewarding to know that she titled her autobiography in the same manner.
Which could be explained either as an unintentional misuse of the English language, or a failed attempt at striking back, both of which happen a lot with Palin. So it’s rather hard to tell, unless this maverick is crazy enough to do both.
“10 Lies and Counting” and “Palin goes rogue on the facts” are the most satisfying reviews for McCain after the book was summarized by some as one giant complaint about the conduct of his 2008 presidential campaign.
Others insist that what’s missing from this Palin narrative is the voice of a leader, but instead hear one of a self-serving and self-described pit bull with a touch more lipstick.
For many it’s not the dishonesty, complaints, vacillating political positions, or preposterous statements that cause innate Palin aversion, but instead just her stupidity.
Whether it be defending the writing of notes on her hand like “lift American spirit” during a Tea Party convention speech because scribbling on the palm was “good enough for God”, thanking a Canadian prank caller after being complimented about the documentary of her life “Nailin Paylin,” talking about building schools in our neighboring country of Afghanistan, or simply pushing a conspiracy theory because the words “In God We Trust” had been moved closer to the edge of a coin, Palin can be characterized as the one who pronouncing it as Nucular and doesn’t go with the flow because that’s what dead fish do.
Perhaps what’s most disturbing is that people listen to this political joke and agree with her roundabout reasoning. My only explanation is because I guess, they can relate.
Unfortunately, does Palin have a shot at the Presidency in 2012?