Sarah Palin: Still the Worst
Vanity Fair’s piece on Sarah Palin is worth the read, and quite scary. The article contains much you probably already knew (Palin: greedy, secretive, not that smart, kind of a bitch), but with some nice new details that probably fit your expectations, unless you’re someone who has deluded yourself into thinking she’s a strong, generous, articulate leader. For example, she’s a bad tipper:
Of the many famous people who have stayed at the Hyatt in Wichita (Cher, Reba McEntire, Neil Young), Sarah Palin ranks as the all-time worst tipper: $5 for seven bags. But the bellhops had it good in Kansas, compared with the bellman at another midwestern hotel who waited up until past midnight for Palin and her entourage to check in—and then got no tip at all for 10 bags. He was stiffed again at checkout time. The same went for the maids who cleaned Palin’s rooms in both places—no tip whatsoever.
There’s also information about the lady’s domestic altercations with Todd:
“They took all the canned goods out of the pantry, then proceeded to throw them at each other. By the time they got done, the stainless-steel fridge looked like it had got shot up with a shotgun”
And, of course, there’s the shiver-inducing description of team Palin’s weird supporters. One blog, started by a member of SarahPAC is “called Fist of the North Star. The blog shares its name with a Japanese manga series set in a post-apocalyptic world devastated by nuclear war, in which a faithful remnant work to save their Heavenly Empress, who has been imprisoned by the corrupt Imperial Army.”
The content of that blog is not really worth reading. However, the fetishization of Palin as some betitted wide-eyed manga fap is completely predictable.
But my favorite parts of the article are where the reporter takes unnecessary, but fun, cheap shots at the Palins to point out their lack of class:
In late October, when stories of Palin’s exorbitant campaign clothing budget surfaced, Todd Palin dismissed the criticism in an e-mail (subject line: “Cloths”)
For Sarah, the campaign bought about 30 pairs of shoes, roughly $3,000 worth of underwear (including many Spanx girdles)
Anyway, if you want to learn more about the 2nd most frightening woman in America (after Octomom), you can read about Sarah’s prayer warriors, who protect her from demonic attacks, her terrible managerial style, her Ronald Reagan tattoo, and the malformed miniature Sarah Palin she has growing out of her back.