In another post, commenter Terrence links to a demented little screechfest from semi-lucid bigotblogger Pamela Geller. For the fortunately uninitiated, Geller is one of those turds who’s achieved minor notoriety in the fetid corner of Internetland labeled “POLITICAL BLOGGERS” with a routine that she’s been flogging like a pack mule for years: The Voice in the Wilderness Sounding The Alarm About Creeping Sharia. No surprise then to see her making the case that Rick Perry, GOP presidential primary contender and would-be Fed Chairman shitkicker, is actually a “stealth jihadi”. Why not? She probably feels the same way about 93% of the population. (When all you’ve got is a hammer, everything looks like… JIHAD!)
Geller’s agenda became a little more clear when she pivoted from her dire revelations about Perry to relate something else she read in the pile of entrails she was fondling: Americans will soon be “panting” for a President Sarah Palin. (“Panting”, no less.)
To be sure, some Americans have never stopped Panting for Palin (or Pulling for Palin, or Playing Pocket Pinball for Palin), but they’re fast becoming an endangered species. Sadly, it’s not that they’ve finally realized they were being played all this time: it’s just that the Next Generation of Dumb has taken over.
Just look at the motley crew that makes up the GOP’s presidential field, if you dare. The aforementioned obnoxious cretin Perry. The beady-eyed homophobe Santorum (anxious to prove that he’s more than just a pretty frothy mixture of lube and fecal matter). Fundamentalist Psycho Michele Bachmann, and her Completely Heterosexual husband. Mitt Romney, Dog Torturer, who’s too close to normal to do well in this particular political environment.
Those among the Incredible Shrinking Political Entity known as “Sane Republicans” stand aside with eyes widening in horror as they watch history inexorably repeating itself. Writing in The Week yesterday, former Bush speechwriter David Frum (now considered a flaming, flaccid, limp-wristed, latte-sucking liberal by many in the atavistic fever swamps of tea party politics) appealed to the GOP to smarten up and learn something from the Palin Experience. With palpable relief, he predicted that not only will Palin be a non-entity in the next election whether she enters the primary or not, but she will soon fade into “hard-earned obscurity”. Predictably, comments with the article castigated Frum for “misogyny” — something these people were completely unaware of before Palin was added to the ticket in 2008. And as Frum points out:
What Ziegler said out loud, millions of American women discerned for themselves: Here was a woman candidate chosen by men who do not respect women.
But Frum’s the misogynist. Spot the irony!
Palin’s future is anyone’s guess. She’s been milking the upcoming election for all it’s worth, making coy allusions about entering the race to re-ignite interest in her. But if she was serious the rubber should have hit the road awhile ago, and all but her most deranged fans know that.
I doubt Palin will fade away as Frum would like. After all, she’s still intriguing enough that people continue talking about her, even if it’s just as an example of what’s wrong with US politics. And hey, there’s another presidential election in 2016.