NY Times, May 12, 2009
“There’s been so much written about and spoken about in the mainstream media and in the anonymous blogosphere world, that this will be a wonderful, refreshing chance for me to get to tell my story, that a lot of people have asked about, unfiltered,” Ms. Palin told The A.P.
Now, I COULD get real catty here, and say that I told my niece not to reserve me a copy--I'd get one at my local used bookstore that only had some of the pictures colored in. Or I COULD say "anonymous blogosphere world"? That's bullshit! My name was all over all those pieces where I called Sarah Palin "dumber than a box of rocks"! I COULD even say "Sarah Palin wants to get her story out to Amerika (sic) "unfiltered"? How quaint--Just like the way Alaska sends it's raw sewage out to the ocean......."
But I'm not going to say any of those things (and not just because I already just said them).
For example, a few years ago, when the Resident Evil series was barely a series, with maybe only two films in the proverbial can, Mr. Cranky wrote: "This is nothing more than a remake of "Night of the Living Dead," which pretty much makes it critic-proof. I mean, what am I supposed to say about a zombie movie? I don't like zombie movies? That's great, and I don't, but it's not exactly the sort of criticism that holds any weight."
What I mean to say is, you can put put lipstick on a pig. You can ghostwrite her memoirs. You can even put her on Fox News, and have all the usual gang of idiots kiss her ass until it's blistered. But at the end of the day, you're still going to have a pig with lipstick. And in a democracy, you just have to trust the people will know which side their bacon's buttered on. Or something like that....
Does anyone care that me and Mr. Cranky step up and stand under the urinating elephant? That's the wrong question. In the immortal words of Gene Autry: it's better to light a single candle, than curse the darkness. Me and Mr. Cranky--We're on a mission from god: I've got the Sarah Palin and Katherine Harris beat, and he's got the Olsen twins (which hardly seems fair, but I'm not going to quibble).
But all that said, am I really the kind of a guy who would post a link to a clip making fun of Sarah Palin's clothes? Of course not.
Or a clip calling Governor Palin A "hypocritical nut"? Perish the thought!
Or a clip calling Governor Palin A big loser?
At long last, Mr. Abendroth, have you shame? Have you no sense of decency? No. No, I really don't.