Here's a fun party trick. Surround yourself with liberals-not hard to find in Boston-and invite them to hear Sarah Palin at the Boston Tea Party rally on April 14th, the day before Tax Day. I tried it out last night. People looked at me as if my dog had dragged in some roadkill. Actually most people forgive a dog. Suggesting in a teasing tone that my friends might like to go within ten blocks of the anti-Christ was not forgivable. It's a personal affront to them that I don't share their disgust. I'm not a Palin groupie. I revere conservative principles, but I don't worship any politician. They're just people, and most of them are of below average intelligence and morals. There are some good ones. Sarah Palin might be on the list, and I certainly agree with Norman Podhoretz that I "would rather have Sarah Palin sitting in the Oval Office than Barack Obama." I might know more after next Wednesday.
The remarkable thing about Sarah Palin is not who she is, but the knee-jerk reaction of loathing she sets off in people I otherwise respect, bringing a halt to all coherent thought.
On my way home from the party, I picked up the Weekly Dig, a local free newspaper, which has two elephants fornicating on the cover above the word "Palin." I'm not sure what the message is, other than insulting Republicans. That she's screwing the GOP? I should have left the paper in the gutter where it belongs, but I couldn't resist a look at the double page spread devoted to an R-rated collection of Palin posters. Here's a sampling for those unwilling to expose themselves to the graphic graphics. Apologies to the weak of stomach.
- "And I usually dig crazy b**ches" written over Palin's photo with a Hitler mustache and red devil's eyes.
- "Sarah Seig Heil!": Palin wearing sunglasses with swastikas, and a list of insults separated by tiny swastikas: "Birther, Fear Monger, Hate Monger, Hypocrite, Christo-Fascist, Failed Candidate, etc."
- "Moron Rouge--Get Those Things Off My Face!" with Palin swinging on the string of a testicle-shaped teabag.
- "A B**ch to Nowhere."
- "God Hates Palin" (linking her to Westville Baptist).
- "Exorcise Palin" with Palin demonically possessed.
- "Twenty Twelve" written backwards like "Redrum" in The Shining, with twin Sarah Palins dressed up like the evil twins in the movie.
Sarah Palin responded that "This kind of rhetoric was very frightening." Oh wait, my mistake. That was Nancy Pelosi accusing the Tea Party movement of hate speech.