Welcome to Sarah Palin week.
The gift that keeps on giving is the nation’s early Christmas present.
Sarah Palin this and Sarah Palin that. All week long.
Are you ready for some Palin? You bet’cha!
More stories about herself and her Todd and her kids.
And the big, bad news media that has scrutinized her every move, but who she can beat like a bass drum.
Is is just a coicidence that her book is number one the same day that the global doomsday special effects flick “2012” is number one at the box office?
People love disasters, no matter in what form they’re presented: movies, books, real-life car crashes.
But “Death Panels” Palin isn’t available to talk about the economy, Afghanistan, or health care. That would mean she’d have to be taken seriously.
And Sarah Palin should never be taken seriously.
Except for her availability.
Oprah’s got her for a sit down. Seriously. All the ladies in the audience will probably be told to look under their seats for a free copy of Palin’s book. Signed!
No mano e mano here, thank you. More like diva e diva.
Oprah asked Palin if she planned on running for president in 2012.
Palin responded by saying “it’s not on my radar screen right now.”
Frightening to even think what would be on Palin’s radar screen.
If Palin wants to prove she can handle anything other than talking about herself or how the media mistreated her or how she is the mouthpiece for right wing nuts, she’ll take on another interview with that cagey, manipulative, sinister, got-ya journalist Katie Couric.
But Palin doesn’t have to prove anything. Except for the fact that if she’s ever elected president she would be living proof that the country could actually elect someone dumber than George W. Bush.
Palin is an empty vessel. A sports broadcaster wannabe who has no business in politics, unless it’s to succeed at reducing it to a level of incompetence not seen in our lifetime.
However, Palin is a celebrity we just can’t get enough of. She’s not in Obama’s league, but rather Jon and Kate’s.
America seems to like its celebrities who give off the impression that they may not be smarter than a fifth-grader.
No matter, everything she says and does gets instant media coverage. And the media will cover anything —- including stuff fifth-graders would find insulting to the intelligence.
Palin seems unaffected by bad publicity —- and there’s plently of it, some brought on by herself (which she’d never fess up to) and some by her almost son-in-law, Levi “cougar bait” Johnston.
Maybe it’s the old theory that there is no such thing as bad publicity, but she goes on and on. Like an Energizer bunny that can do some fancy pageant walkin.’
Palin supporters think she could do no wrong. She quites her job as governor of Alaska to make money on the lecture circuit and by writing a book.
And members of her party praised her for that —- including John McCain, who we have to thank for her. Maybe they’re all just secretly hoping she’ll stay out of politics.
She’s elected to an office but quits halfway through, leaving her state and its people in disarray, and she’s applauded for it.
Sure, why not take advantage of your new-found celebrity status and get on Oprah. Screw the people of Alaska.
On the other hand, Palin had the stones to announce that she was quitting as governor of Alaska right smack dab during the media hype over Michael Jackson’s untimely death.
And it worked. She actually got the media to stop its wall-to-wall coverage of Whacko. At least for that, she should be complimented.
The honeymoon with Obama is long gone, but the infatuation with the Alaskan Avalanche of Awesomeness continues.
The public seems content with Palin —- maybe because they see her as the proverbial train wreck waiting to happen.
Still, every cable news network is acting like teenyboppers at a Jonas Brothers concert covering the continuing Palin phenomenon.
The more liberal venues keep putting up stats from a poll that says 70 percent of the public doesn’t think Palin should be president.
Fox Noose continues to swoon, waiting for her exclusive interview later this week (they’re vacuuming the red carpet now.)
A few female reporters over at MSNBC giggled like schoolgirls when they read a passage from Palin’s book “Going Rogue” where she was going ga-ga over how hubby Todd looked without his shirt on.
Obviously Matthew McCaughnehey will play Todd in the movie version.
So if the public doesn’t think Palin should be president, what’s all the fuss about?
How about taking a poll asking if the public is sick of hearing Palin’s whiny voice all the time and hopes that she go away?
Enough with the media is bias toward her. The media continues to follow her every move. It could be viewed as stalking. Palin could get a restraining order.
But restraint isn’t in Palin’s vocabulary. Nor are a lot of other words, but that’s another story.
Palin has lasted longer than many highly-paid pundits would like to admit.
She should’ve gone away after the McCain loss last year. And she might have, had she been allowed to also give a concession speech like she planned.
One could only imagine how that speech would have gone down. The Republican Party may soon come to regret not letting her speak then.
In spite of that, Palin endures —- and that’s due to the celebrity-itis that still has the nation by the throat.
Celebrity, the term the McCain campaign used to try to drub the Obama campaign.
The GOP didn’t only create a celeb with Palin, it created a monster.
She’s the first true diva in politics (if you don’t count Rudy 9-11.)
The Thrilla from Wasilla …. drilla, baby, drilla.
Palin is America’s guilty pleasure.
Like some macho sports figure whose favorite movies are musicals.
Or some fanatic evangelical whose porn collection would make Madonna blush.
It would be easy to say that Palin is smarter than a lot of her detractors think. But that would be ridiculous.
She certainly is savvy. She’s a sharp businesswoman who is making a lot of money in a shabby economy that she would have no idea how to fix if she ever was elected president.
It’s a long way to 2012. Three more years of Palin in the news would turn everybody’s brain to bubblegum.
The media that revels in chewing up politicians and then spitting them out is swallowing everything Palin has to pitch.
And it’s nothing we haven’t heard time and again: Media bad, she’s not to blame for McCain loss — or anything, for that matter, she prays for people who say bad things about her, and absolutely no one is “the center of my universe.”
Palin isn’t running for president, she’s running for talk show host.
The right wing’s Oprah.
That’s where the real power is.
There’s room enough for two Goddesses of Gab in this country. Especially since America is polarized between Obamica and Palin’s real America.
It’s not the Democrats who have to worry about Palin in 2012.
If Oprah was smart, she’d sign Palin up with her production company pronto.
Then there’d be no worry about Palin ever “going rogue.”