Saturday, January 26, 2013


I see that Sarah Palin and Fox News have parted ways.

I don't really care what happens to her now that she's regarded as a laughingstock even by her ideological soul mates, but if I had to guess, I'd say she'll probably start showing up on whatever sort of TV operation Glenn Beck has going these days. Both of them became too crazy and unstable even for the clinically paranoid Roger Ailes (his discontent with each of them was widely reported in the press); the two of them have done joint appearances (at a D.C. rally in August 2010 and at a Missouri rally in October 2011).

So, yeah, I think they'll team up, at rallies you'll find very easy to ignore and on broadcasts you probably can't find on your TV. The right turned buffoons like George W. Bush and Rush Limbaugh into people with the power to do real harm, but the right's power isn't absolute -- some clowns are just too clownish to do serious damage to the Republic (although Beck had a pretty good run).


PurpleGirl said...

I have a feeling that La Palin thought she was worth more money and Fox thought she was worth less than previously paid. The gap was more than unbridgeable.

debg said...

So it was a bridge to nowhere?

Victor said...

Are we sure that CNN won't be making "The Whore of Babblin'-on" an offer?

She can join Wolf, King, and the rest of "The Feckin' Worst Feckin' Political Feckin' Team On Feckin' Television."

Examinator said...
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Examinator said...

I think it's unfair to paint GDubya as a buffoon, a marionette of the Neo-cons with a loose string or two... perhaps.
A buffoon is harmless GDub's ambition made him a dangerous tool.... er for the afore mentioned neo-cons.

As for La Palin she proves the point that the curmudgeonly conservatives prefer their women to be pretty and dumb...leaving the thinking to the men folk.
One wonders if her and Bachmann had heads like robbers dogs if they would have been as popular.
Reading widely as I do Palin had a counter part in Australia Pauline. Their political careers had the similar trajectories.(like skyrockets blaze of glory then a decline into ignominious (embarrassing) attempts (each with diminishing success) to regain the profit and profile. She's now an occasional filler in supermarket mags. There though the researchers were curious to plumb the origins of her appeal.
It turned out to be more sexual or paternalism of the older male voters. And the women were projecting their own desires for recognition and validation.

I know one thing Palin wasn't there as a philosophic choice. That would require her to have one. Beck, Limburger (Old, smelly and cheesy), are professional entertainers....appealing to the curmudgeonly social Luddites' emotions need for confirmation that they are a force(right/correct).
Bachman and Palin are simply the emotional /conformational stereotype of their women folk and fantasy (sexual or patriarchal) for the men.