The sofa is occupied

th_jesus… SaWah will take the cross.

The unwritten law of memes is that when you find one that catches fire, keep pouring on the gasoline… and in that spirit, Sarah Palin was in the Wall Street Journal yesterday, dumping on healthcare reform with her Rolling Death Panel Road Show:

Given such statements, is it any wonder that many of the sick and elderly are concerned that the Democrats’ proposals will ultimately lead to rationing of their health care by—dare I say it—death panels? Establishment voices dismissed that phrase…

Dis-missed! by the uppity Establishment Voices of the Liberal “Elite“!  Poor Sarah, so persecuted.  That’s martyrdom we can believe in, and anti-establishment Republican rebel SaWah just loves to wallow in it.  And why not?  As the General advised Pastor Anderson, martyrdom is a cash cow Palin can ride all the way to 2012.

But fortunately, there’s another unwritten law of memes:  for every meme, there’s a counter-meme.  That’ll happen when the US gets real healthcare reform and Sarah’s Death Panel meme gets the thumbs-down from the death panel also known as “reality”.

8 Responses to “The sofa is occupied”

  1. 1 Torontonian Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 8:20 am

    The “cash cow” you mention may not last until 2012, but for now it’s doing nicely carrying her to the bank.

  2. 2 JJ Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 8:46 am

    Torontonian – At least the “death panel” cash cow won’t last. And if they get real healthcare reform, that’ll be the end of it — in a year from now, most Americans will be laughing their asses off at all these scare stories (including some of the ones who were responsible for spreading the scare stories).

    That’s why the private insurance lobby is fighting the public option so hard — once people see how well it can work, they’ll never go back. Like us 8)

  3. 3 brebis noire Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 9:02 am

    That WSJ article was definitely not written by Palin herself. It’s a professional job, written with appropriate words, used in the right order. It doesn’t sound remotely like her.

    I’m willing to bet she didn’t even write the draft of it.

  4. 4 Torontonian Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 10:26 am

    Palin didn’t write that article in the Journal

    It doesn’t contain “you betcha” or “fer sure” or
    “okey-dokey”. She uses those phrases frequently.

    David Letterman says he’d like to see her
    high school graduation certificate.

    Dumb cluck can’t write to save her life.

    Worse were the dumb clucks who put her in
    as governor of Alaska. But with Ted Stevens
    also in office as a senator, maybe it was
    just a continuation of a trend to mediocrity.

  5. 5 JJ Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    brebis – Oh yeah, she’s definitely got a ghost writer, someone who can, you know, write. Sort of. I didn’t think the piece was very good, but it definitely exceeds Palin standards.

  6. 6 JJ Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 3:47 pm


    It doesn’t contain “you betcha” or “fer sure” or
    “okey-dokey”. She uses those phrases frequently.

    And it didn’t say “also” at the end of every sentence. Also.

  7. 7 brebis noire Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    Oh, it was a very boring read, fer sure. Palin herself is much more entertaining. (hee, I’m still chuckling about BBW calling Palin a “counterweight” to Obama…)

  8. 8 Bene D Friday, September 11, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Isn’t Lynn Vincent of World Magazine her ghost writer?
    Vincent was hired to do the book – can’t see any reason she wouldn’t be ghost writing other things for Palin.

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