CyberLizard brought this to my attention via Twitter: Kemibe at Dr. Joan Bushwell’s Chimpanzee Refuge just posted results from a recent Gallup poll, in the aptly-titled article “WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?“, regarding Sarah Palin’s future in politics. That’s right, future, despite the fact that she left the governor’s role two years into a four year term just because all those darn ethics violations were catching up to her, gosh darn it. And despite the fact that everything the woman says is laughably myopic and usually provably false.
The woman is demonstrably stupid, and I’m not talking stupid in the way that’s sort of a judgment call, as is often the case in political discourse. I mean nipple-twisting, nut-crushing dumb. It’s impossible not to see this. I imagine this is why so many people like her–they, too, are stupid, and they eagerly identify with her jabbering bumblefuck ways. But they are missing the point: We are not supposed to vote for someone who reminds us of a look in the mirror for president, we’re supposed to vote for someone special. I sure as fuck wouldn’t vote for anyone like me, and I can read and write.
Preach it! But not too loud, Brian Dunning will yell at you for confusing difference of opinion with objectively verifiable stupidity. For what it’s worth, I happen to think the evidence is nearly overwhelming that she’s achieved success despite her intellect, rather than because of it. (See the comments below for proof.)