Monday, November 15, 2010

Left raises Palin's profile - Updated

You know I try to avoid her but it's been a really good week for Sarah Palin. "Her" invention, refudiate was named word of the year.
"From a strictly lexical interpretation of the different contexts in which Palin has used 'refudiate,' we have concluded that neither 'refute' nor 'repudiate' seems consistently precise, and that 'refudiate' more or less stands on its own, suggesting a general sense of 'reject.' "the New Oxford American Dictionary said in a press release.

Palin’s use of “refudiate,” launched critics into a frenzy when she first posted the made up verb on her Twitter page over the summer.
It's become a staple of snark on the left. Can't really recall the right adopting it. And then there's this:
The debut of her new reality show Sunday night was the number one program launch in TLC’s history...
Willing to bet fully half of that audience were lefties watching so they could point and laugh at her. I'm sure she's crushed by all the negative attention. You know how she hates being in the spotlight.

Update: I rest my case. Palin's "popularity" is largely based on the train wreck phenomenon. And to put the show ratings in perspective, I'm told on twitter that 750 million watched Charles and Diana's wedding. But as the old saying goes, "There's no such thing as bad publicity, as long as they spell your name right."

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Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Zwei Dinge sind unendlich, das Universum und die menschliche Dummheit, aber bei dem Universum bin ich mir noch nicht ganz sicher.

"Two things are without limit, the Universe and human idiocy, but I'm not entirely sure about the Universe" Said Einstein, but you know he was an elitist Libtard, who just didn't get it.

I'm beginning to see what the concept of 'patron saint' means. The people to whom no sympathy is due feel she has a special sympathy for them. Witness those who got the biggest tax cut of their lives -- out in the street protesting an increase that didn't exist. Thank you Saint Fox for favors granted.

The fictional version of the composer Salieri was made to call himself the patron saint of mediocrity, but I'm sure he never thought of himself that way. He was quite successful in his time and such others as Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf were far more popular than our Amadeus. The mediocre tend rather to think of themselves as 'common sense' people and the Mozarts of the world as crazy. Crazy and 'elitist,' of course.

Remember Roman Hruska, Senator from Nebraska who was famous for apologizing for inept judges by saying that mediocre people were entitled to mediocre representation? I'm willing to bet the traditional Republican immunity to irony kept his ego safe from self ridicule and the ridicule of his supporters. Any stray gigglers could be dismissed as "libtards."

But Sarah and Sharron and Christine and even the now disillusioned Sam Wurtzelbacher who mistook a marginal tax bracket for a flat tax, do allow them the fantasy of feeling wise, powerful and even superior when they use those packaged frozen TV opinions - a kind of beggar's elitism like the one that fueled the Chinese Cultural Revolution where the hospital orderlies could boss the doctors around and perform brain surgery. We've seen the results.

But at least Roman didn't run for Vice President and didn't simply walk away from his job as Senator for reasons he never bothered to explain. Were those times when dignity and the appearance of integrity were more admired?

Anyway, whether or not such people are the idols of idiocy, the idiots of America seem hell bent on emulating the Communists and you have to ask yourself how that bit of hopey changey worked out for them.

Mit der Dummheit kämpfen die Götter selbst vergebens, The gods themselves fight with stupidity in vain and we can't expect it to be any easier for us.

1:13:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Wow Fogg. You should publish that as a front page post at the Reaction. So very well said.

9:32:00 AM  

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