I know many of you read the title and immediately said “yes”. Yea, maybe she is, but in what form? Is she dumb with great advisors? or does she know how to make money playing dumb? Like Octomom, Kim Kardashian, and others to name a few that have made a boat load of money due to fame unrelated to talent, Palin won’t go away. Palin’s in politics, though. Hmmmm.
This post’s question was sparked after I read two articles about her this morning via CNN.com. One in which Scarborough, a fellow Republican, spoke ill about her and said the Republicans need to ex-communicate her (I’m exaggerating) and another that highlights her pointless shots at Obama in a Facebook Thanksgiving post. As I read more and more of each post (I provided the links below) and read line after line of her taking blows at Barack Obama and wishing she had time to cover Joe Biden, I realized this woman has nothing pertinent to talk about and makes no substantial contribution to bettering America, but due to our insatiable amusement with people’s stupidity and obnoxious behavior, we tune in.
So, what did I do? I went to Sarah Palin’s category on CNN. Right! I’m not supposed to be on there, but I needed more information about this woman that called George H.W. and Barbara bush “blue-bloods” for her “American By Heart,” which has already been called “Going Rogue”, book sales. To which Barbara retorted, “And she’s very happy in Alaska, and I hope she’ll stay there.” What?! Thanks, Barb, for being polite. We know the press can chop and screw footage and transcripts, so it might be misconstrued. Even with that, Palin raked in approximately $500k in a little over a month in book sales. How much do you make a month? How much do I make a month? This Alaskan Beauty Queen contestant said her gaffes were due to the 7 interviews she had already done that day. Palin is undeniably a businesswoman on her grind while she’s hot. So don’t get mad at her, she’s capitalizing on Americans being caught in the fog. Is she the best candidate to speak on politics? Probably not. Are her criticisms of Barack relevant? Nope; she wasn’t even a presidential candidate. I find her amusing, at times, and the SNL skits are hilarious. I am not sure that Sarah Palin’s Alaska will win her votes. Yet, while I wish she’d disappear, I can’t tune in and tune out at my disposal. This is the case with most Americans, like me. But, she’s cashing in on me. *cha ching!* She will never be President. Man…I hope I do not have to eat those words.
Our general obsession with other’s follies keep them around longer. Politics has become entertainment. It’s no secret that our interests can be quite mischievous. I’ll try not to read the next article, but you can indulge, too and get on the beaten path with me to get her out of the news…eventually.
Palin followers please keep your “hate mail”. She’s not dumb. As Meghan McCain said, she’s “either brilliant or insane.”
Scarborough “Palin Must be Stopped”
Sarah Palin’s Thanksgiving Post titled “A Thanksgiving Message to All 57 States”
Palin Delivers a Gaffe Filled Message ,