Sarah Palin Makes Self-Victimization Look Easy
We alluded to this yesterday, but we thought we’d trot it out for a closer look:
“Conservationists write me these nasty letters because I support an industry like this,” the former vice presidential candidate said, after taking a chainsaw to an Evergreen Timber tree. “They write me these nasty letters using their pretty little pencils on their pretty little stationery not realizing. Where do you think your pencil and your piece of paper came from, people? It came from a tree that was harvested.”
It all falls apart upon inspection, of course. Who, besides your mother, writes letters these days? And who even owns a pencil, much less writes hatemail with it? (We prefer crayon when addressing screeds to Shrub, but that’s because he has a habit of ignoring printed material.) And if you’re going to write hatemail, you’re probably not going to use the flowery stationery. Unless it has a prominent Recycled symbol at the bottom, just so your target knows you care about the medium of your invective.
But forget about all that, and just admire the economy of Palin’s straw man: With a few quick dashes, she’s created a world, a universe of paranoid fantasy.
And nobody credits Palin for the quality of her work. At least, until a Lesser Wingnut tries to cop her moves, only to discover that only Jordan can fly:
“Since anonymous sources are being taken seriously, please allow me to share some tips I’ve received and keep the tipsters’ identities anonymous. We’ve been warned by multiple high-ranking Democrat insiders that the Delaware Democrat and Republican political establishment is jointly planning to pull out all the stops to ensure I would never again upset the apple cart. Specifically they told me the plan was to crush me with investigations, lawsuits and false accusations so that my political reputation would become so toxic no one would ever get behind me. I was warned by numerous sources that the DE political establishment is going to use every resource available to them. So given that the King of the Delaware Political Establishment just so happens to be the Vice President of the most liberal Presidential administration in U.S. history, it is no surprise that misuse and abuse of the FBI would not be off the table. And further connecting the dots, do you think it is just a coincidence that Melanie Sloan was a senior Biden staffer just before she joined CREW and filed her complaint against me?!”
That’s our beloved Celibabe, Christine O’Donnell, telling supporters — let’s be generous and presume she still has some — that not only is she innocent of the scurrilous accusations that she’s a Professional Candidate, but no less than the Evil Plugz, The Vice Preznit of These United States, surely must be behind them.
To which the general response, even on one of the slowest news days of the year, is a gaping yawn. Hey, look! Obama’s giving Manhattan back to Michael Vick, soon as Bloomberg plows the streets!
Can you imagine Talibunny tweeting anything that wild without it immediately squatting on half the slots at Memeorandum? No. No, you cannot.
That’s because, love her, hate her, or help load her rifle, Sarah Palin is an artist. And Christine O’Donnell is still painting by numbers.