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  1. Mike says

    So this is John McCain’s legacy. He selected her as his Vice Presidential running mate in a cynical “hail mary” pass to win the election. It backfired, and we now have this stupidity to contend with. I don’t know whose worse, Sarah or our ridiculous press corp who continues to give her a platform to spew.

  2. Bart says

    She must have missed the letter from the Tea Party leader written as a black slave to Abraham Lincoln. Racism in the Tea Party is alive and well. But what can you expect from Sarah Palin, the most self-involved, plainly stupid (yes, she’s stupid and she proves almost every time there is a camera in her face or she Twitters. She’s a dumb-ass of embarrassing proportion who wants to be President. But good news is, if she gets elected, she’d probably quit that too.)

    As an American with a modicum of intelligence, she embarrasses me. Hell the phrase “Tea Party American” (code for under-educated, misguided white folk who just hate that someone may be getting something they’re not but are always the first in FEMA line when their trailer blows away…) embarrasses me.

    Enough with the stupid and unenlightened that seem to be gushing like oil from the bottom of the Gulf out the Republican Party. There are smarter more inclusive, more real Republicans. All these people do is push someone like me further and further to the left. Who would want Sarah Palin speaking for them? Even her own daughter seems to want little to do with her now. Smart girl.

  3. CKNJ says

    ‘typical divisive politics’ is what she says is so ‘unnecessary’… what the fuck does the braindead-Barbie-bimbo think SHE is guilty of EVERY time she opens her foul mouth????? In reality that is ALL she does!! Her inane stupidity is one of the most embarrassing things on the US political stage right now… second only to the fact that there are so many morons that seem to value stupid and elevate it to the level of ‘value’ (ie follow Palin!)… save us from this idiot!

  4. mike says

    “English is a living language.” Wouldn’t that make the U.S. Constitution a living document? Ah, I’m sure the Tea Party crowd will love that.

  5. Matt26 says

    Has she no shame or dignity? How dare she compare herself to Shakespeare, who was the best writer ever (so far)!? Shakespeare had talent, Palin coin her own words, because she doesn’t know the words already existing.
    CKNJ I agree, well written.

  6. AggieCowboy says

    Shakespeare DIDN’T coin new words. He was a master of the English language and knew how to use words to evoke emotional responses. Plays were written for the Commoners and were disdained by the aristocracy (at least, openly). He used the common words of his time period in uncommon ways.

    Beware, my Lord, of jealousy. It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds upon.

  7. says

    The fake outrage expressed by Tea Party leaders at the notion that their movement is racist is ludicrous. RACISTS ARE THEIR BASE.

    Ever talk to a rank & file teabagger? (C’mon, we all know a few). They cloak their hatred of Obama in the rationalizations that they are passionate about fiscal issues that never bothered them before we had a black President.

    Sarah Palin is their Saint & Ignorance is their Doctrine.

  8. fred says

    I am the last person to defend the Tea Party crowd, but stop saying they are “uneducated”. Remember that research finding a few weeks ago that revealed that Tea Partyers are far from all ignorant, unschooled morons? We do a disservice to ourselves to paint “the enemy” as a class of mouth-breathing idiots. Some of them are quite intelligent and we need to relate to them on an academic level. (Sarah Palin, I will give you, is a cretin.)

  9. M says

    Shakespeare coined words and phrases that enriched the language, she just conflated ‘refute’ and ‘repudiate’. And what is stabbing people in the heart other than the thought of a braindead bimbo being taken seriously.

  10. jerry says

    Fred, I grant you the results of that poll that was published, it was actually more than a few weeks ago, several months ago it was on the front page of the New York Times.
    The only problem I have with the results of that poll is that I find it impossible to beleive that well educated, intelligent, successful people who have made their way in the world could find it in themselves to listen to, and perhaps follow, the likes of Sara Palin, it just doesn’t add up.

    As a sideline editorial, in addition to being an idiot she is also a leech that has been sucking at the taxpayer’s teat most of her adult life ; and if it weren’t for her looks and her rack she’d be slinging hash in some truck stop diner.

  11. says

    Why the extra effort in “Making up new words” instead of the simple term “neologism”? Shouldn’t these stories presume at least a sensibly educated audience that prefers a concise writing style?

  12. Chitown Kev says

    OK, and Shakespeare also composed (or created words that would better fit the rhythmof a particular line of prose or iambic pentameter.

    That tweet by Sarah Palin is not poetry or poeticprose, it’s just pain ol’ Wasilla stupidity.

  13. rascal says

    I am old enough to remember when this word was in the cultural zeitgeist, but I have never had cause to use it until now: This woman is a dingbat.

  14. Charlie says

    This is a perfectly cromulent word! I am surprised no one has pointed that out yet.

    On the other hand she risks being compared to comedians like Norm Crosby. If she wants to be taken seriously she should learn to use a dictionary.

  15. Bob R says

    @RANDALL: If I remember correctly from my study of psychology, making up words or neologisms is a cardinal sign of schizophrenia.

    From Ronald J. Comer’s Abnormal Psychology:

    “People with schizophrenia symptoms may not be able to think in logical ways and may demonstrate various peculiarities. These formal thought disorders may cause the sufferer to feel enormous confusion and make communication very difficult. Often these symptoms take the form of loose associations, neologisms, perseveration, and clang.

    Some of the other more common delusions include delusions of grandeur in which individuals believe they have enormously empowered characteristics (great inventor, movie star etc.)”

    The comparison of herself to Shakespeare for example?

    Sounds quite a bit like Ms. Palin who is noted for rambling speeches that just string together meaningless sentences and random ideas. She has a lot in common with another mental defective, GW Bush. Read “Bush on the Couch” by Justin A. Frank, M.D.

    I’m beginning to think more and more when someone becomes a Republican they are issued a little bag of crazy dust which they dip into and snort on a regular basis.

  16. Steve in DE says

    You left out the funniest part. (And, no, I am not making this up.)

    It’s pretty obvious that “refudiate” is an unintentional mash-up of “refute” and “repudiate.” The word Palin was looking for was “repudiate.”

    So, in a Tweet that followed the first and preceded the last, she issued a Tweet in which she used the word “refute,” when she meant “repudiate.” Thus, the final Tweet, when she gave up on using words that are bigger than her little brain can comprehend.

  17. Bart says

    Sarah Palin = William Shakespere

    Levi and Bristol = Romeo and Juliet

    It’s all clear to me now…they are preparing to update all the classics.

    Sarah Palin’s Crazy Clazzics!

    Three easy payments of $14.95, order today and you get a free Sarah’s Book O’ Words, it’s sort of like a dictionary only with new words Sarah’s made up! It’ll make a great gift for all your Tea Party friends and home schooled fifth graders! Order today!

  18. Rik says

    Since the mainstream media won’t cover it, I’ll provide some gaffes from the Teleprompter In Chief:

    “One such translator was an American of Haitian descent, representative of the extraordinary work that our men and women in uniform do all around the world — Navy Corpse-Man Christian Brossard.” –mispronouncing “Corpsman” (the “ps” is silent) during a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast, Washington, D.C., Feb. 5, 2010 (The Corpsman’s name is also Christopher, not Christian)

    “The Middle East is obviously an issue that has plagued the region for centuries.” –Tampa, Fla., Jan. 28, 2010

    “UPS and FedEx are doing just fine, right? It’s the Post Office that’s always having problems.” –attempting to make the case for government-run healthcare, while simultaneously undercutting his own argument, Portsmouth, N.H., Aug. 11, 2009

    “How’s it going, Sunshine?” –campaigning in Sunrise, Florida

    “On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes — and I see many of them in the audience here today — our sense of patriotism is particularly strong.”

    “I’ve now been in 57 states — I think one left to go.” –at a campaign event in Beaverton, Oregon

  19. says

    Is this for real?

    He sees dead soldiers in the audience, thinks America has 58 states, argues that the biggest problem for the Middle East is the Middle East, and believes there is a position in the Navy called the CORPSE-man?

    Lol. Now THAT’s funny.

  20. nic says

    i don’t know whom to prefer for advancing the progressive cause: the sub-literate, ex-beauty queen or the dolled-up, slicked-back, ventriloquist dummy (sean hannity). he has fox new’s fist shoved so far up his ass, that when he speaks, he spits out murdock’s nail clippings.

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