Thursday, March 3, 2011

Being Sarah Palin Means Never Having to make Sense

Salon reports on Sarah Palin's response to the recent Supreme Court ruling on Westboro Baptist's protests at funerals (tweeted, of course):
Common sense & decency absent as wacko "church" allowed hate msgs spewed@ soldiers' funerals but we can't invoke God's name in public square
I have a feeling that twitter is the best thing that ever happened to Sarah Palin. The medium's restrictions (140 characters) allow Palin to issue pithy little proclamations whose underlying assumptions are so convoluted, inconsistent and absurd that they would never survive a longer, more carefully considered exposition. In the above tweet, for instance, Palin is lamenting that the Supreme Court allows private citizens to voice their religious opinions in public, but bars the government from making religious proclamations.

Of course, you have to actually think through what Palin is saying to realize it. Those glassy eyed zombies that react instantaneously and mechancially to every word their oracle tweets would never get the inherent stupidity of what she's saying.

1 comment:

The Sardonicist said...

I find it interesting that she gets all heated when Michelle Obama says we should eat healthier, saying the government should not tell us what we can and can't eat (the fact that Mrs. Obama isn't actually part of the government is an arguement for another day...), but has no problem with Big Brother shoving their version of religion down our throats....