Thursday, January 13, 2011

WTF, Sarah?

Sarah Palin's non-apology was pretty much a doubling down on her offensiveness as a political creature. Even if she is totally ignorant of the loaded history of the term "Blood Libel", her handlers probably aren't. Her speech sounded like a bunch of dog-whistles meant to appeal to fringe anti-semites and Dominionist nutjobs.

If she truly thought that "Blood Libel" merely meant false accusations of inciting violence, Palin is still being a hypocrite- she had no problem conjuring up images of "Death Panels" and conflating innocent Muslims with terrorists. Why the hell isn't she "refudiating" violent political rhetoric?

It hit me yesterday, listening to her speech on the radio, that Sarah Palin is merely a pitbull Moqtada al-Sadr with lipstick- the same fanatic followers, the same violent rhetoric. I haven't heard of al-Sadr personally pulling a trigger, but none of Palin's apologists would give him a pass on his rhetoric.

UPDATE: This DKos article on "stochastic terrorism" is a must-read. How many "lone wolves" does it take to constitute a pack?

SECOND UPDATE: In a case of borderline staircase wit (not to be confused with mother obsessed Ontario otaku- Torontotaku?- Staircase Twit), I realized that Moqtada al-Sarah would be a good nickname for Palin.


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I think her handlers picked up the 'Blood Libel' from Instaputz.

(Glenn Reynolds the bunniepants media hack, not the blogger who keeps track of G.R.'s whoopsies...just to be clear.)

Substance McGravitas said...

It's tough to acknowledge that the savages you point and laugh at in other countries have their equivalents in your own.

M. Bouffant said...

Especially when the equivalents are members of your own savage tribe.

But that's easy for you to say, Mr. Hiding-Safely-in-Canada!

fish said...

I blame Canada for Sarah Palin!!!

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