Thursday, February 18, 2010

A 2012 Palin Presidential Run Would Be Palinly Ridiculous

By "Pintface" Pete Bogs/BogsBlog

According to the Mayan calendar, 2012 may mark the beginning of the end of the world. Perhaps they were prognosticating the disaster that would be a
Sarah Palin 2012 presidential run? I am going on record early here as saying, even after putting all her retarded personal views aside, shouldn’t Americans be asking themselves: Would anyone in their right mind vote for born-again Teabagger Palin in a non-ironic or non-contrarian way for any reason other than her celebrity?

Palin is unquestionably very popular in some circles, and that apparently qualifies her for important office. She might secure a (third party?) nomination, but it would based not on her qualifications but on superficial merits; it’d be like her beauty pageant days all over again. Or like a high school student council election.

Palin is popular in a day when fame is cheap and easy, and the bar for celebrity is set very low. As we’ve see with the reality TV phenomenon, Americans are fascinated when nobodies (or spoiled brat ne’er-do-wells with surnames like Hilton and Kardashian) say/do outrageous things. Everybody can be somebody, if they know how to generate publicity. Is this a wise criteria for picking the leader of the free world? The U.S.A. will be an even bigger joke than we were under George W. Bush, and I’m tired of being laughed at (sic).

It’s not like Palin has demonstrated dedication to public service. Witness how quickly she fled the Alaska governor’s office when someone waved self-promoting book and speaking engagement dollars in her face. She’s a quitter, a nutter, and an all-around poor excuse for a public servant. I hope Palin and her supporters are simply pulling our leg and will spare all involved the embarrassment of seeing her run for public office ever again.


boneman said...

well, now that the teabaggers are hailing stack as a hero...

Pete Bogs said...

Robert Stack?