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.

Sarah Palin the Sound and Fury [Vanity Fair]

Ah hahahahhahaaaaaa! Thanks for the laughs. Such schadenfreudlich delight.

The fridge story is attributed to a “frequent houseguest,” if I recall. My bet’s on Levi as the source.

Insult of the day: You betitted wide-eyed manga fap!

moneyed white trash are the worst tippers.

Speaking of Christo-fascists, some little known tidbits from the Texas schoolbook kerfluffle, including this tidbit that I know Benedick will love:

Thanks to a successful lobbying effort by a Republican from suburban Houston, Texas textbooks will now include a reference to 1920s singer and composer Julius Bledsoe. “How could any of us forget his rendition of ‘Old Man River’ in Showboat?” Cargill said.

And also this:

Currently, Texan students are expected to learn about “the impact of muckrakers and reform leaders” such as Upton Sinclair and W.E.B. DuBois. McLeroy instead wants students to “contrast the tone” of such people “versus the optimism of immigrants including Jean Pierre Godet as told in Thomas Kinkade’s The Spirit of America.” Kinkade is the schlocky, sentimental painter popular in malls everywhere.

@SanFranLefty: Why burn books when you can just mandate the teaching of your own twisted ideology?

@ManchuCandidate: Our IRL friend with a similar name is an opera singer and new mom.

ADD: Holy crap. I didn’t know she taught vocal performance at Columbia. Listening to her streaming audio on her myspace page. I wonder if her “Der Sandmann” is the Metallica song.

@SanFranLefty: I think we mean Ol’ Man Ribber.

Thomas Kincaide, ‘painter’ of crap and famous angry drunk given to trashing airports, hotels, etc. Who better to represent America?

@Bene: is that the Partridge Family guy?

@karen marie: +1

@Nabisco: This guy . Oh dear god he’s painting Dorothy! Is there something he’s trying to tell us?

@Nabisco: Y’know, not even Danny Worshiper moi would go for that reference.

@karen marie:
in that pic he looks ready for a “change”

@Tommmcatt Cannot Be Arsed To Think About Sharon Angle: Please don’t tell me things that might make me like even one tiny little bit about him.

@Mistress Cynica:

He was a racketeer, too… he got sued for a swindle involving his galleries.

@Tommmcatt Cannot Be Arsed To Think About Sharon Angle: The swindle being that those “paintings” are mass-produced at factories in China?

I’m currently reading about the history of Florence, Italy, and apparently in 1497 in the grand Piazza della Signoria, “an overzealous radical friar began the ‘bonfire of the vanities,’ urging his followers to throw their possessions into the flames. A year later, he was immolated for being a heretic in the same square.” Life is funny sometimes. Perhaps the BecKKK-Palin-Teatard ménage à trois will end the same way.

@¡Andrew!: Savonarola?

BTW. This puff piece about Palin seems hardly new. Merely someone at V Fair getting all snarky in his Glenfiddich.

Oh no, dear. That’s called a “giclee”. Reputable sellers, like the mouse, traffic in those all the time.

This is the scandal of which I speak.

@Benedick: You’re right! Savonarola. Most impressive.

@¡Andrew!: I dated him a couple of times. Too needy.


In all honesty, who hasn’t dated a fundamentalist, religious nutcase-tyrant who’s later been charged with heresy, uttering prophecies, and sedition? It’s on eHarmony’s checklist.

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