The Aggrievement of Sarah Palin and Donald Trump

James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake is more coherent than Sarah Palin’s endorsement of Donald Trump yesterday in Iowa. I made a valiant effort at listening to it. It was difficult. Palin’s voice was a high-pitched screech with the speed and fury of a gale behind it, a freestyle ramble of slights, real and imagined by theContinue reading “The Aggrievement of Sarah Palin and Donald Trump”

On Cynicism, Mitch Daniels, and the Thin Republican Field

Mitch Daniels, the former Bush administration Office of Management and Budget director and current governor of Indiana, has decided not to seek the Republican nomination for President in 2012. Many Republicans saw him as a viable candidate in a weak field, yet Daniels has decided to join former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, who would himselfContinue reading “On Cynicism, Mitch Daniels, and the Thin Republican Field”

On a Helpful Voter’s Guide

Who should you vote for this November? It’s a big election, an important election, and I’ve written about some of the things at stake in November. Fortunately, a voter’s guide is available to help voters on the fence make their decision in the booth: Voting is a sacred duty. Get informed. Be engaged. Vote! :spock:

On the Sarah Palin/Larry King Interviews

About two months ago, the Internet was abuzz with a computer-generated video of a feline-woman who went into a story to buy an iPhone 4, even though she had no idea what it was. Having worked in retail for more years than I would like to mention, I can tell you that these conversations happenContinue reading “On the Sarah Palin/Larry King Interviews”

On Sarah Palin and the 2012 Election

Should Sarah Palin, the Republican Vice Presidential nominee in 2008 and the former governor of Alaska, run for President in 2012? Some Republicans want her to. And, curiously, some Democrats want her to as well. At the Netroots Nation Convention, a gathering of progressive activists, over the weekend, a straw poll there gave Palin theContinue reading “On Sarah Palin and the 2012 Election”

On the Day After

I was planning on writing nothing more on the subject of Sarah Palin and her sudden resignation, at least until the federal indictments are handed down in the very near future, but I can’t stand to watch the bloodbath in Wrigleyville any longer. Oh, Cubs :cubs: , why hast thou forsaken me? Ahem. Sarah Palin.Continue reading “On the Day After”

On Sarah Palin’s Resignation

A year ago, I hadn’t heard of Sarah Palin. A year ago, I hadn’t thought of Alaska since, oh, the Clinton administration. And then, one day, John McCain decided that he wanted Sarah Palin, governor of Alaska, to be his Vice Presidential running mate. I’ve written a number of things about Sarah Palin in theContinue reading “On Sarah Palin’s Resignation”

On Sarah Palin and the Failure of the Media

We begin with this, noted by my friend Keith — Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin could not have passed a fifth grade civics test. Her handlers in the McCain campaign knew how unsuited and unqualified she was for the position for which she was running. They leaked to reporters — background, off-the-record, not-for-attribution —Continue reading “On Sarah Palin and the Failure of the Media”

On Sarah Palin Getting Punk’d

Two Canadian radio personalities, the Justiciers Masques (“Masked Avengers” for us English-speaking types), got Sarah Palin on the phone recently. How? They claimed they had French President Nicolas Sarkozy on the line. They talked to her for about six minutes. What’s striking about this is that it never dawned on her that this phone callContinue reading “On Sarah Palin Getting Punk’d”

On Clothes For Palin

Science fiction author Robin Wayne Bailey has an interesting idea: In Ormond Beach, Florida today, John McCain was asked several times about the $150,000 spent on Sarah Palin’s wardrobe.  Each time, McCain answered with basically the same remarks, to wit, that Sarah Palin needed the clothes.   I want to start a national movement, andContinue reading “On Clothes For Palin”